This time of the year is the reason you added on that man cave: there’s nothing like sitting down to watch your favorite team in a big football game. There you are, all dressed up with long underwear in your team’s colors, a hooded parka with the team logo and custom ear muffs.
Of course, that’s a bit ludicrous, but it’s what happens when those bonus rooms are added in areas – such as the garage, unfinished basement, and attic – that aren’t currently heated or cooled. Because the cost of adding ductwork connected to your current HVAC system can be prohibitive, many times you are left shivering in the cold or sweltering in the heat.
The answer to your problem goes by many different names, including mini-split, mini-split inverter, or ductless heat pump. No matter the name, they are an efficient and economical way to bring heating and cooling to a room or area without the hassle and expense of ductwork.
The cool advantages of a Trane mini split include their small size and zoning capabilities. Many models feature as many as four indoor air-handling units that are connected to one outdoor unit. This enables you to zone – heat and cool each room individually – at your convenience.
Another bonus is the ease of installation.Most times, a simple 3-inch hole is all that is needed for the hookup between the indoor and outdoor units. Another convenience is the indoor unit can be placed as much as 50 feet away from the outdoor component, which means you can put it in a discreet spot.
The lack of ductwork makes a mini split system super efficient. Most folks probably do not realize they can lose as much as 30% of their energy consumption when heated or cooled air escapes through the holes and connections in existing ducts. All that is removed from the equation with a ductless mini-split unit, which directs all the treated air to the room or area of your choosing. Some mini split units qualify for federal tax credits because they are so efficient, but you need to remember they could expire at the end of 2016 if they are not renewed by legislators.
Wow… think about it. A new ductless heat pump means the only cold things in your mancave will be your favorite beverage, chilling in a cooler or the fridge. The only hot things will be habanero chicken wings and – of course – your significant other. So make the move and lose the long johns while enjoying your new bonus room.
Call Sanborn’s today to find out just how easy and affordable it is to make your converted attic, porch, garage, or basement climate controlled and comfortable with a Trane ductless mini split.