When my wife and I bought our first house three years ago, it was the perfect size for the two of us and our dog, while still having space for a guest room and a home office.
However, when we learned that our little family was receiving a new addition, we had to find new space for the nursery.
We decided to convert the garage into a new master bedroom and bathroom. The renovations all went according to plan, and the new space was coming together nicely. The only decision left to be made was how to heat and cool the new room. Extending the ductwork would be costly and time consuming, and we didn’t want to strain our HVAC system by adding more length for the air to be circulated. Window units are ugly and inefficient, and we didn’t want to sacrifice our one window to an unsightly AC unit. We decided to go with a ductless mini-split for our new room. A ductless mini-split had a condenser and evaporator, like a traditional air conditioner, however, the flow of coolant can be reversed in order to heat the room in the winter, as well as cool the room in the summer. The installation was quick and simple, as I only needed to drill a 3 inch hold for all of the necessary components for the ductless mini-split, and we had it on and running in no time. A ductless mini-split is a very efficient way to heat or cool a room where there is no ductwork. If you are making new additions to your home, contact your local HVAC company to see if a ductless mini-split is right for you!