Adding Heat and Air to Home Additions

Are you expanding your home? Whether you are adding on another bedroom, bathroom or even expanding your garage, you want to ensure these new spaces have adequate climate control. However, depending on where you are at in your remodel, it may be tricky or expensive to connect new additions to your existing HVAC system. Here are some HVAC solutions to consider at different stages of remodeling.

Planning Stage

If you have not begun building your addition, you still have options. It is easier to connect your new space to your existing HVAC if the construction has not started. Consult with your HVAC provider to determine how much it would cost to add more duct work to connect the new room.

Mid-Construction

If you have already begun to build, it may not be too late to add in duct work. Talk to your contractor and local HVAC installer about the difficulty of connecting your new room. If you are adding on to your garage, this can be a great opportunity to add climate control to this area.

Post-Construction

For additions that are already in place, you can still add air and heat with a mini-split. This is also an option in the planning and mid-construction phases. These isolated HVAC units do not require duct work and are efficient for climate control in rooms that may not need heat or air all the time, like a garage.

It is easier to connect a new space to your HVAC system before construction is completed, but it can always be added later. Mini-splits can be an economical option when adding new duct work can be labor intensive. Talk to your local HVAC installer for options to get the air and heat you need for your new addition.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
1925 Lena Carter Road
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 475-9528

Top 5 Uses for Ductless Mini Splits

An energy efficient option for air conditioning small spaces is the ductless mini split. These compact A/C units can be added without a duct system to keep areas cool without hooking into a central system. Here are five of the top uses for these efficient A/C options – you may find a use for one in your home or business.

  1. Have a garage or workshop that gets hot in the summer months? Add a mini split that you can use when spending time on projects in your garage or man cave.
  2. Spare rooms. Why spend money to keep a spare room cool when you aren’t using it? Add a ductless mini split that can be used on an as-needed basis.
  3. Main rooms. If you have one room in the house that you spend most of your time, a mini split can save on energy costs by only cooling that one room when the rest of the house is not being utilized. Living rooms or bedrooms are common areas that mini splits are added.
  4. Do you have outbuildings like a barn or utility shed that you spend time in during the summer? Mini splits are great for cooling these smaller buildings without a large expenditure in installation or energy.
  5. Home office. Many people add on a home office to their home that may not be connected to the central air system. A ductless mini split is perfect for any addition to your home.

To learn more about how much ductless mini ducts cost to install and more information on these efficient units, call your local HVAC service company that offers mini split installations.

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ClimateSmith, LLC
Buford, GA 30519
(770) 475-952

Ductless Mini Splits for Single-Area Climate Control

There are times when you need to add heating and cooling to a room or area, but connecting it to a home’s main HVAC system is not possible or would not be efficient. There are options for providing a single area with climate control, without adding duct work or connecting it to an existing furnace or air conditioning unit. Ductless mini splits are the perfect solution for providing an efficient heat and cooling source to a garage, spare room or other confined areas. Here are some of the benefits of using mini splits in your home.

  • No ductwork. Adding duct work to connect a garage or addition onto your central HVAC system can be expensive. Mini splits are individually operated and can be added anywhere you need heating and cooling.
  • Energy efficiency. A separate heating or cooling unit can be an energy-efficient option for rooms that are rarely used or do not have their own vents. It is more efficient to only use the climate control when needed, instead of heating or cooling rooms that are not in use.
  • Ductless mini splits can be installed with programmable thermostats that can help keep energy costs low. Program to turn heating or cooling down or off as needed to save on electricity when not in use.
  • If you want climate control in zones, mini splits can be used for individual rooms to manage costs and differing climate needs. This can be perfect for keeping rooms “warm” in the winter, but not at the temperature of the rest of the home.

If you are interested in installing a ductless mini split in your home, contact your local HVAC service to learn more about the cost and options available.

Posted on behalf of:
Western Aire Heating & Cooling
Marietta, GA 30066
(770) 505-7426

Benefits of a Ductless Heating and Cooling System

Are you looking for a more efficient way to cool or heat your home? One of the options available is a ductless heating and cooling system. Unlike centralized HVAC systems that control the temperature of your entire home, these systems are installed in “zones”, giving you more control over your heating and cooling costs. These typically are comprised of an outdoor unit and a couple indoor units that control each zone. These units use less energy, require no duct work and can even improve air quality. Here are some benefits of switching to a ductless heating and cooling system:

  • Customized control. Do you primarily only use one area of your home? Ductless or split systems allow you to only heat or cool the zones you are using, giving you customized control over your energy use.
  • Air quality. Ductwork in traditional HVAC systems can become a haven for mold, dust and other air pollutants. With ductless heating and cooling, there are no ducts to collect these contaminants. Most systems also use a multi-stage filtration system for improved air quality.
  • Efficiency. Since ductless or split systems use less energy, they are considered more efficient and may qualify for tax credits for investing in home energy efficiency. Lowering energy costs is another way these systems are known to be a good investment.

If you are looking for a cost effective, environmentally-friendly alternative to heat and cool your home, look into ductless heating and cooling systems. They may be a better choice for your home while saving you money year-round on your energy bills. Talk to your local HVAC service provider to learn more.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Buford, GA
(770) 475-9528

Ductless Mini Split AC A Quick Easy Solution

Do you have a room or separate structure that needs A/C, but you don’t want to invest in adding a duct system? A cost effective solution is the ductless mini split A/C unit. When you don’t want to add duct work to connect a new room or addition to your existing HVAC system or have a separate structure that needs A/C, mini splits can be a viable option.

Advantages of Mini Split A/C

Ductless mini split air conditioning units are used for homes and businesses that need a separate A/C unit for a room or area. These units are self-contained – they only consist of two parts, without the need for ducts. Most units can be installed on an exterior wall with only a three-inch hole to connect the outside and inside components. This makes installation quick and easy. Some of the other advantages of using a ductless mini split include:

  • Energy savings. Mini splits are energy efficient, especially when compared to the cost of connecting a large, duct system. Each unit comes with its own thermostat to regulate the temperature and help control cooling costs.
  • Quieter. Mini splits are quiet and offer less disruption than central air. This is great for rooms that need a quiet environment, such as a yoga/meditation room or office.
  • Positioning. Since these units are compact, it is easy to have several options on where to position them within the room, unlike larger units.

Get ready for the hot days of summer by adding a ductless mini split to the areas of your home or business that need separate A/C. Call your local HVAC professional that offers mini split A/C installation.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Is a Ductless Mini Split A/C Unit Right for You?

Do you have a home that has rooms that are not getting the benefits of air conditioning in the summer? Or maybe you have central air conditioning, but hate spending money to cool the whole house when only a room or two would be sufficient. One option to cool one area without the need for duct installation is a ductless mini spit A/C unit. These smaller, compact A/C units are perfect for cooling confined areas without using a large central air system. 

Uses for a Mini Split A/C Unit

Mini split A/C do not need to be connected to a duct system, making them quick and affordable to install. The smaller units are comprised of a compressor, condenser and an air handling unit that do not need ductwork. These are self-contained and much more energy efficient than running a large system. Some of the ways these can be used include: 

  • Garages and out buildings. If you have a garage or other outbuildings that do not have air conditioning, a mini split is a great option to cool these other areas.
  • New additions. Did you add a room to your home? Instead of spending the money to have this extra room connected to your large A/C system, a mini split might be an alternative.
  • Energy savings. If you find you are only using one area of your home, yet paying to cool the entire home, adding a mini split could give you the option of only cooling a bedroom or living area to save on energy. 

Talk to your local HVAC contractor about the benefits of adding a mini split A/C unit to your home or shop area.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Control Energy Costs With Ductless Mini Splits

Heating and cooling a large home with many rooms can become expensive, especially when many of the rooms are rarely used throughout the day. While it’s convenient to have the entire home on one HVAC system, it can be costly when it comes to energy bills. One way to control these high energy costs is to invest in ductless mini split air conditioning units for certain rooms in your home, reducing energy waste. 

How Ductless Mini Splits Work

Ductless mini splits are smaller HVAC units that work independently of each other. Each unit is equipped with a thermostat and an outdoor compressor or conduit, allowing for easy regulation. These units are perfect for heating or cooling a confined area with less energy use than a whole-home HVAC system. 

Mini splits are ductless, meaning they do not need to be connected to any other HVAC system in the home. This makes them easy to install in most rooms of the home, or in any structure. Even in homes with an existing HVAC system, individual ductless mini split units can offer energy savings on days and nights where only one or two rooms need temperature control. This allows for temperature zoning, and can have a large impact on reducing monthly energy costs. 

Mini splits are great for bedrooms or heavily used rooms in the house. They are also perfect for garages or shops that are outside of the house, offering an affordable way to control the climate in these separate spaces. Talk to your local HVAC service company about how ductless mini split air conditioning units can help you control your energy costs.

Posted on behalf of:
ClimateSmith, LLC
Marietta, GA
(770) 475-9564

Alternatives to Traditional HVAC Systems

Split system air conditioning systems using a compressor / condenser unit and an indoor unit are one of the most cost effective means to cool any commercial or residential space.  Traditionally with these systems, cool air is distributed into the areas being cooled thru strategically located ductwork.  Now it is possible to air condition spaces easier and cheaper by using a ductless mini-split system, which completely eliminates the need for any ductwork.  This results in lower costs! 

This system has a small inside unit, which is located on an interior face of a perimeter wall, with the compressor / condensing unit being located in the same area on the exterior of the home.  The outdoor unit is either mounted on the floor or mounted on the wall, with all connections of refrigerant lines, condensation drains and power feeds between the indoor and outdoor units being made thru a single hole approximately 3” in diameter.  These systems come in a variety of sizes with the systems being made by a variety of international companies, including LG and Mitsubishi.  These types of systems are very popular in Asia, where it is hot year around. 

There are a number of advantages to using these units including the ability to eliminate bulkheads required to conceal ductwork.  In addition, they are economical to operate, easy to install and give the property owner the ability to regulate the temperature of each room without the need to create expensive air conditioning zones with zone dampers.  Maintenance is straightforward with a periodic cleaning of the filters being required.

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Do You Have A Room Or Outbuilding That Needs HVAC?

If you have added on a room to your home or have a detached garage or outbuilding, you may not have heating and air conditioning in these areas. Often, home additions or out buildings cannot easily be added on to existing central heating and air conditioning sytems, due to the location. However, there are options to give these remote areas HVAC with their own small heat pump unit. Ductless mini splits are a great option to give these areas heating and air conditioning without the need for adding ductwork on to your existing system. 

What Is A Mini Split System?

Basically, a ductless mini split system is a heat pump unit that does not use ducts and can be added to almost any exterior wall. These versatile heating and cooling units have an outdoor condenser which is connected through the wall to an inside air handler. All the necessary components are contained in the unit to keep the air cool throughout the hot summer and warm in the winter in smaller spaces. 

All that is needed to install these units is a small hole in the wall and a power source. Your local HVAC contractor can easily install one or more of these units in your home or outbuildings. They are ideal for rooms that either are not connected to your central HVAC system or may be in warmer areas of the home; a  hot, west side room may benefit from its own mini split instead of feeding off the central air conditioning system. 

These units are very energy efficient as they do not use ductwork and blow the conditioned air directly into the area. They can be an excellent addition to larger homes, new addition or out buildings to keep your entire property comfortable all year round. Call your local HVAC professional to discuss adding a ductless mini split system to your home.

Posted on behalf of James Smith, ClimateSmith LLC

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