When we first got married, my hubby and I bought our first house.
After fifteen years, together, and the addition of three kids and half a dozen pets, we are needing more room. Our family has grown, and our home needs to grow along with it. The apartment was feeling more cramped for space as time went on. We need more space. I explained to him that there’s not enough storage space for the belongings of five people, and our home offices are over stuffed with books and games and even linens! It’s just too crowded. We decided that it was time to add on to the house. We wanted a sunroom with good heating and cooling. I called our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C provider and asked them to determine if our existing Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system could tackle the heating and cooling of a big new room. Sadly, we found out that our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C system was not big enough for the extra load of the addition that both of us were planning to build. We could either buy a larger Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit and rebalance the ductwork, or figure out another way. Our Heating, Ventilation, and A/C unit was only a couple of years old, and we didn’t want to pay to replace it too soon. We decided to take our HVAC guy’s advice and get a cooling unit called a ductless mini split. This would allow us to cool our new addition with no effort by our old HVAC system, and because it can be turned on and off at will, the ductless mini cut would save us money on our cooling bill each month, too. It is a win-win.