When my wife and I began construction on our basement, we knew that we needed a source of heat and air.
We were spending a lot of money on this renovation and we wanted to use it, which meant we needed heat and air.
Our contractor told us that we could connect our current central HVAC system to the space, but it wouldn’t be very efficient unless we installed a separate HVAC system. The basement was naturally cooler than the rest of the house so the thermostat would have a hard time regulating the temperature unless there was a separate HVAC system and thermostat. This left us confused about how to heat and cool our basement, until the contractor recommended a ductless mini split system. The ductless system didn’t require ductwork and it would heat and cool the space through electricity. Based on the size of our basement and the various rooms, we could install three ductless units to heat and cool the entire space with ease. Our contractor said that we could leave the ductless units on while we weren’t using the space or we could simply turn them on whenever we needed the heat and air. This sounded like a great option for us! To make things even better, the ductless mini split system would be cheaper than extending our existing ductwork and purchasing a separate HVAC system. My wife and I decided to try the ductless mini split system and if we really didn’t like it, we could readjust and consider a different option.