When my wife and I decided to add a new addition to our home, I honestly was expecting to expand the ductwork so that our HVAC system would provide heating and cooling to the new space.
My wife advised me to reconsider that because she wasn’t certain that our HVAC system would even be able to handle it.
When she said that, I suddenly wasn’t so sure about what we would do. So I ended up consulting with an HVAC expert who said we would have to add a new HVAC install to the addition. He recommended going with a ductless mini split system which we could have up to 5 zones for and the system would provide customized temperature control comfort in the different areas of the new addition. Well, that ductless mini split install certainly did the trick. I actually find myself wanting to hang out in the addition more often where we have a couple of different rooms. The customized temperature control comfort is amazing and we also have a fireplace in there as well for the cold winter months. Honestly though, you can easily provide enough cooling for the whole winter with just the ductless mini split. The system provides plenty of heating down to negative 5 degrees fahrenheit. It doesn’t even get below the teens in our area for the most part. Even if it did become too cold for the ductless mini split to run though, we have the fireplace to keep us nice and toasty in the addition no matter how frigid it becomes outside.