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Heating and Cooling an Addition to Your Home with Ductless Systems

Find the best way to heat and cool your new space.

April 17, 2018
Thinking about adding on to your home, but not sure about the best way to heat and cool your new space? A ductless system may be the most cost-effective option for your addition and it could help you reduce energy costs.

How Ductless Air Conditioning and Heating Works

Ductless HVAC systems create a comfortable environment for separate indoor spaces where it might be impractical or expensive to add new ductwork. These types of systems have two components — an outdoor unit and an indoor unit.
The outdoor unit will be similar to a traditional HVAC system. The only difference is whether it’s connected to a single indoor unit or multiple indoor units. The indoor ductless units come in a variety of styles, including high wall units, concealed and cassette designs, as well as floor/ceiling and console units. You can choose your indoor unit based on your personal style, space design and desired features.

3 Reasons to Go Ductless

  1. You’ll save energy (and the planet!) – Ductwork for central air systems can lose energy, especially if it runs through unconditioned spaces like attics or basement to get to your addition. A ductless system makes sure all the air goes right into your space, reducing your energy costs and impact on the environment.
  2. You’ve got creative control – Most ductless heating and cooling systems use wireless or wired controllers that let you easily operate your system, even if your indoor units are mounted on the ceiling or wall. If you’re looking for a more personalized experience try Trane Ductless Systems. Their controls take comfort to the next level with an “I Feel” function. This feature allows your controller to read the temperature from your exact location in the room and adjusts the heating and cooling for maximum comfort. No more hot spots or cold zones!
  3. You can keep things flexible – A ductless system provides spot heating and cooling that operates separately from your central system, so your new master bedroom or media room can be as cool or warm as you like. You can also mix and match multiple indoor units to create a multi-zone system for customized comfort. Think you may continue to add on to your new space later? Go ahead and get additional ports to allow for future expansion.
Ductless systems are one of your best bets for custom temperature control in added-on rooms, especially when you want an energy efficient air conditioner and heating system that is cost-effective.

Contact Trane for a heating and cooling addition estimate

If you’d like to learn more about ductless systems, contact your local Trane Comfort Specialist™ today. Our Trane dealers will help you come up with a heating and cooling plan for your addition that fits your home's layout and your budget.
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