So, you had a frustrating Christmas one year ago. Your house was so crowded with people sleeping on sofa beds and air mattresses, it took away from the fun. It was the proverbial straw that broke the camel’s back, and you added a new guest room in what used to be the attic. Hopefully your project was a success, but one difficult thing in those situations is heating and cooling the new living space.
Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric believes ductless mini split heat pumps are nearly a perfect solution for those HVAC challenges in Lubbock, TX. First, there is the advanced technology developed in the last few years. Mini splits are much more efficient at heating and cooling in all climates. Because there is no need to add any ductwork, the installation is simple. All a mini-split needs is a connection between the indoor air handler(s) and the outside compressor. It can be as simple as a three-inch hole in the exterior wall.
We are not just talking about a single new guest room. Maybe you also want to add some comfort to a sun porch? Mini splits can be used in multiple rooms or areas of the house, and are the ultimate in what’s called zoning, or custom control. As many as four air handlers can be connected to the compressor and each one is controlled by its own thermostat. In other words, when the Christmas guests leave you can shut off the heat in the new guest room until it’s needed again.
Mini split technology is the same as what is used on heat pumps in millions of homes, but they are forced air systems using ducts. The estimates vary, but most everyone admits a central system loses from 25% to 40% of its efficiency as the conditioned air moves through the ducts. Mini splits deliver the conditioned air directly to that new guest room without having to worry about things like leaky ducts. Armstrong features mini-splits by Mitsubishi.
Now that you have the new guest room, what’s next? A man cave in the Garage? A new game room in the unfinished basement? Whatever your next heating and cooling challenge is in Lubbock, TX, call Armstrong Plumbing, Air & Electric to find out how mini-split heat pumps can help make any project a success. Remember, we are also the go-to company for HVAC repair in Lubbock, TX and our motto says it all: “Something wrong? Better call Armstrong.”