Cooling a bonus room in your Yulee, Florida, home can get complicated if central air isn’t an option. Extending ductwork can be too costly or your air conditioner might be undersized for the added room. To solve this dilemma, you may consider installing a separate system, like a window unit or a mini-split system. Read on to learn whether a window unit or a mini-split is better for your extra room.
Window units, as the name says, fit into a window and use electricity to cool the room. Window units are affordable and typically easy to install. If you don’t have ductwork for central air, they’re certainly a viable option.
Window units have also come a long way and aren’t as loud or massive energy consumers like they used to be. But they certainly aren’t the most efficient option available. And if you’re on the first floor, it could make it easy for a burglar to enter through that window.
Ductless mini-splits hang on your wall or ceiling instead of in the window, and they make very little noise. You’re not going to notice a mini-split in your home, especially when comparing it to a window unit. Finally, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient systems. They will not only help you save on utility bills but also in reduced maintenance and repair costs.
Which is Right for You?
If you’re on a tight budget, you might lean toward the window unit since the upfront cost is lower. But you’ll pay more on your electric bill since window units aren’t as energy efficient. Ductless mini-splits are efficient, quiet and much more aesthetically pleasing than window units. If you can afford the upfront cost of a mini-split, it’s worth the money to invest in one to cool your bonus room.
If you want more information about cooling options for your bonus room, we’re the people to call. Contact Ed’s Comfort Solution at 904-201-4779. One of our HVAC experts will be happy to tell you about the mini-splits we offer from Trane.
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