Brookline, NH Homeowner Has Questions
Ductless HVAC systems are a great option for areas of the home that do not have existing ductwork. This may be an addition that was built, a sunroom or a basement that had previously been unfinished. Ductless units are also a great option to add more zoning to a home. The ductless, or mini-split unit, allows the homeowner to provide additional temperature control to one area of the home.
A homeowner in Brookline was in the process of finishing his basement, converting the previously unused space to a family room and den. Curious about his heating and cooling options for the space, he contacted the experts at Joyce Cooling & Heating.
Mini Split is Ideal for Areas Without Existing Ductwork
This option is great for any area in the home that does not have existing ductwork. This may include an addition or an existing area of the home that is being finished like a basement or attic. Installing ductwork to an existing home can be a costly undertaking, as the new area needs to tie into the existing system. Depending on the size of your HVAC unit, this additional square footage may also be taxing for the system, causing it to have to work too hard to heat or cool the area.
A better option is to add a mini split ductless unit. Mounted on the wall with an outside unit, the ductless system can heat or cool the space. The square footage and layout of the space will depend on how many units will be needed to efficiently heat and cool the additional area.
Ductless System Allows You to Supplement Heat and Cooling
Chances are that some areas of your home are frequented more often than others, including bedrooms, and living areas or an office. These high-traffic areas may need a more comfortable temperature setting than other less-used area. A ductless unit allows you to provide these rooms with supplemental heating and air conditioning, without having to adjust the thermostat for the entire zone. This allows you comfort, while still maintaining energy efficiency.
The Brookline homeowner opted for two mini split systems installed in the finished basement, allowing the family to comfortably heat and cool the area when it is being used.