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How to Heat and Cool a Room Addition

As this blog goes to press, it’s mid-January and 39 degrees in Spring Hill. Not exactly the kind of day you’re likely to see a construction crew in your neighborhood building a new room addition – to your home, or anyone else’s for that matter.

But January is a great time to plan your project, and for all kinds of good reasons, including securing the contractors that come the most highly recommended before they get booked solid with work from other area home owners.

Here’s another reason to plan your room addition project way ahead of schedule: to make sure you heat and cool that new year-round as efficiently as possible. Unfortunately, and far too often, mechanical work is one of the last aspects of the job to be considered. That typically means fewer and more expensive options are all that are left to choose from.

If you’re in a room addition planning mode, or know someone who is, then here’s a heating and cooling option you’ll definitely want to consider: ductless heating and air. That’s right, it’s one system that combines heating and cooling into one neat, compact, and highly energy efficient whole.

A ductless air system comes with an outside heat pump that looks pretty much like your air conditioning condensing unit. But it’s not the same. Instead, it connects to one or more wall-mounted blowers that distribute air at just the right temperature. The wall blowers take the place of air ducts which, by definition, are not needed for your ductless air system.

Here’s more to like about a ductless air system, expertly designed and installed by GBT Heating & Cooling:

  1. More energy efficient than a stand-alone furnace or AC system;

  2. Each condensing unit can support up to 5 wall-mounted blowers, which means ductless air system even have whole-house potential;

  3. Super quiet and remote control operation

  4. Can also support multiple zones;

  5. Flexible enough that you can expand the system later on.

Even if you’re not planning on a building a new room, you’ll ductless air systems an ideal choice for a sun room, finished basement, or any other area of your home without ductwork. To learn more or schedule a free in-home consultation and new system quote, contact GBT Heating & Cooling today.



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