Adding Space? Go Ductless!
Congratulations on planning a new addition to your Colorado home. Have you considered how you will maintain comfort in your new living space?
Whether you plan to expand your home, garage, or outbuilding, a ductless mini split may be the perfect choice to fulfill your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) needs.
Bryant Colorado can connect you with a nearby expert in ductless installation. Our online Bryant dealer directory includes highly qualified HVAC teams with experience in all heating and cooling equipment. Click on our Find A Dealer link to choose a company that can tailor a ductless system to your project and budget.
Why Go Ductless?
A ductless mini split gives you reliable heating and cooling without air ducts. The alternative is extending existing ductwork into your new space. A duct retrofit requires opening walls and possibly making other significant changes to your home.
Your HVAC system may not be able to handle the additional square footage you plan to build. Adding more air ducts will not achieve your heating and cooling goal.
If your challenge is heating and cooling a detached building on your property, you obviously cannot extend ductwork from your HVAC system.
A ductless mini split is separate from your existing HVAC system. It requires a small hole in the wall to run refrigerant tubing and electrical wiring from the outdoor compressor unit to an indoor air handler, making it less disruptive than ductwork. The air handler installs high up on the wall, hides behind the ceiling, or sits on the floor.
The small outdoor unit is an air-source heat pump that provides year-round comfort. A reversing valve allows the refrigerant to flow in one direction for cooling and the other for heating.
Other Ductless Advantages
Ductless mini splits are energy efficient and will help you save money on utility bills. They blow conditioned air directly into your home addition rather than ductwork that can allow air to escape through holes and cracks.
According to ENERGY STAR®, ductless mini splits eliminate energy losses from ductwork which can account for more than 30 percent of a home’s energy use for space conditioning. They also use sophisticated compressors and fans that adjust speeds to save energy and money.
With a ductless mini split, you can change the temperature in your new home addition without affecting the rest of your living space. While your furnace or air conditioner responds to one thermostat setting for all ducted areas of your home, mini split air handlers work independently.
If you plan for more than one room in your home addition, consider installing a ductless mini split capable of handling multiple air handlers. You can set temperatures room by room if each space has an air handler, creating a zone control system. Some systems also offer remote control capability.
For example, Bryant’s Evolution™ series ductless mini split air handlers have built-in Wi-Fi, enabling you to control your heating and cooling anywhere. Its sensors can gauge room humidity and detect when someone is in the room. The air handler can direct air toward or away from the room occupant.
Plan for a Mini Split In Your Addition
Ready to put your planning into action? A Bryant dealer can turn heating and cooling plans into reality for your Colorado home. Visit our Bryant Colorado directory online to find a dealer near you today.