Consider a Split HVAC System
A split HVAC system or ductless heat pump may be the best way to heat and cool your new space
Whether you're adding a family room, enlarging the kitchen or creating a brand new master suite, you're going to need to provide heat (and probably air conditioning) for the new space. That can be as simple as adding some ductwork (for forced air systems) or hot water piping (for houses with radiators) to the existing network.
But there's another option that's often far better. Known as a split system or ductless heat pump, it consists of two main parts: A blower unit that gets installed in an exterior wall and a condenser unit that sits on the ground outside, much like a standard central air conditioner has. But a heat pump can do much more than a standard system. For one thing, it not only cools in the summer but it also provides heat in the winter. Here are some reasons why you might want to go with this option:
If your existing systems can't handle the new space and you're not prepared to replace everything now.
If the old and new spaces have very different heating and cooling needs.
If your locale has strict air conditioning regulations.
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