Tis the season to watch your favorite football team in that brand new man cave you added to your home. Sporting long underwear in your team’s colors, a bulky parka with the team logo and, to top it all off, a thick wool stocking cap pulled down over your ears.
Sound silly? Yeah, but it happens. Many times, folks add bonus rooms in areas that are not equipped with adequate heating or cooling: the garage, an unfinished basement, an attic or a screened in porch. It can be very expensive to add ductwork connected to your current HVAC system in these areas, so many homeowners simply make do without climate control.
But we are here to let you know we have an answer to that problem: a mini-split, mini-split inverter or ductless heat pump. All are an efficient way to heat and cool a room or area and the best part? No ductwork required.
The main selling points of mini splits are their small size and their use in zoning – heating and cooling individual rooms. Some models feature as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) all connected to one central outdoor unit.
Mitsubishi mini split systems are also easy to install. The main hookup between the indoor and outdoor units usually needs just one small hole drilled through the wall and the indoor unit can be placed as far as 50 feet away from the outdoor unit. This can allow you to situate the condenser unit in a discreet location.
A major reason Mitsubishi mini split system is so efficient is the aforementioned lack of ductwork. This is notable because as much as 30% of your energy usage is lost due to hot or cold air leaking through the holes and connections in existing ducts. This waste is eliminated with a ductless mini split unit as all of the hot or cold air goes straight to the room or area you want it to. Many mini split units are so efficient they qualify for federal tax credits. That may be a good reason to think about a purchase now, because those credits may go away at the end of 2016 if congress doesn’t renew them.
Just think: with your new ductless heat pump the only hot things in your mancave will be your spicy chicken wings and your significant other. And only your favorite beverages will be cold! So don’t wait another day: commit to a mini split system and lose the long johns.
All you have to do is call your friends at Climate Control Company. We will be happy to show you how easy and affordable it is to give you the climate controlled comfort you need to enjoy that converted attic, porch, garage, or basement with a Mitsubishi mini split.