My husband and I recently invested into a sizable addition for our home.
With three small children and a dog, our living space had become cramped. We wanted each of the kids to have their own bedroom. I was interested in another bathroom and more closet space. My husband wanted a home office included. Once we designed an acceptable layout for the addition, we needed to figure out how to handle temperature control. Living in Largo, Florida, the cooling system is a necessity. The air conditioner is responsible for temperatures in the nineties or triple digits and excess humidity. We were worried about sacrificing a lot of space for cooling equipment. We discussed extending the ductwork of the main part of the home to include the addition but worried our current air conditioner wouldn’t be able to keep up with the added square footage. I eventually consulted with a local HVAC contractor, who suggested a ductless multi split system. This type of system consists of a single outdoor compressor that links to multiple indoor air handlers. Each air handler features an independent thermostat that allows for zone control. Ductless air conditioners are wonderfully energy efficient, compact and quiet. The installation requires little more than a small hole in an exterior wall and access to electricity. The system includes inverter technology that automatically adapts output to the demands of the room. By providing the precise amount of cooling required at any given time, the ductless cooling unit uses less energy and maintains a very even indoor temperature. We are very happy with the new air conditioner installation for our addition.