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Choose A Ductless System for Your Home's New Addition

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Home renovation projects are always exciting. If you're building a new addition to your home or are remodeling your attic, basement or garage, you've likely spent a lot of time thinking about what you'll do with your space. Whether you're using the space as an extra bedroom or a game room, it's important that you carefully evaluate your heating and cooling options. Remember that staying comfortable in your new addition should be one of your top priorities.

Choosing The Right HVAC System for Your Addition

No matter how you plan to use your addition, it is likely that you will need to have a heating and cooling system installed. This can be a challenging task, especially if you've remodeled an area like your attic or basement. By choosing the right HVAC system, you'll be able to enjoy total comfort and energy efficiency. Most homeowners will have the following options when choosing a new comfort system:

  • Extend ductwork from the rest of the home into the newly remodeled space.
  • Install a ductless system with independent outdoor unit.
  • Use a window air conditioner, space heater or portable air conditioner.

Your Mitsubishi Electric Ductless Air Conditioning Options

Most homeowners who complete renovations find that ductless systems are the best option for an addition. These systems can be installed quickly and easily into any space. Whether you need to cool a windowless basement or a garage playroom, a ductless system will provide for total comfort with minimal energy use. These systems consist of an outdoor unit paired with an indoor air handler via a small refrigerant line.

Why Choose Ductless AC?

Ductless air conditioning systems have become incredibly popular since they were first developed in Japan in the 1970s. As you shop for a heating and cooling solution, remember that ductless systems offer all of the following:

  • Great efficiency ratings to help control energy costs.
  • Easy, quick installation.
  • Quiet, reliable operation.

Selecting and Sizing Your Unit

Before you choose a ductless system for your new addition, you'll need to consider unit sizing. Determine the total square footage of the area that you need to heat or cool. Your ductless contractor can then help you determine how many British Thermal Units (BTUs) of power your unit will need in order to heat or cool your space.

Of course, you should also pay close attention to unit efficiency ratings. When shopping for air conditioners, look for units that have received a SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) rating of at least 13. When shopping for heat pumps or heaters, look for units that have received an HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor) rating of at least 8.6.

Working with Ductless AC Experts

At, we understand that choosing the right HVAC unit for your new home addition is a big decision. Working with a trusted contractor is the best way to ensure that you find the system you need. Use our handy tools to find a local Mitsubishi Electric contractor who can assist you with all of your ductless HVAC needs.

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