We have decided to turn our garage into some extra living space.
- As our kids get older and bigger, they need extra space, especially when they have all of their friends over all the time.
There are constantly kids in our house and even though I don’t really mind it, I do wish that we had some extra room. That’s why we decided that we were going to do this addition for the house. Everything has gone pretty well with the addition so far, but we have recently gotten to the stage of the project where we are going to have to decide what to do about the HVAC system in that part of the house. We weren’t really sure if we wanted to try and use our existing heating and cooling system and just run some extra ductwork to the addition or not. That seemed like it was going to be a pretty expensive option, and then our HVAC contractor also told us that trying to heat and cool all of the extra space with the same size HVAC unit would put a lot of extra load on our furnace and our central A/C. He suggested that instead of running the HVAC ductwork into the garage, we might want to install something called a ductless mini split air conditioning system. With an HVAC system like this one, you don’t have to have any ductwork at all. I asked the HVAC contractor if he thought that it would cost us more on our healing and cooling bills if we used a ductless mini split system instead, but he said no. He actually thought that it was the best option for what we were looking for.