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Ductless Mini Split Installation In Greer, SC

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Greer is one of the fastest-growing communities in all of South Carolina, and homes like this two-story ranch in Sugar Creek are common. The homeowners loved their home, and wanted to get more use out of the bonus room over the garage- to use as a guest room or home office. But the room was always too hot. While the main HVAC system in the home- a gas furnace and ducted air conditioning worked well through the main parts of the house, this room was always a problem.


Ductless Mini Split Installation In Greer, SC

The homeowners gave us a call here at Blue Ridge Heating and Air to see what we could recommend to make this room space they could really use year-round. Our expert team knew right away that a single-zone Mitsubishi ductless mini split would make this room comfortable, and allow the homeowners to use the space for any purpose they wished!


Problem: The homeowners had a bonus room over the garage, and it was always too hot, making it less of a bonus and more of a problem.


Solution: A single-zone Mitsubishi ductless mini split installation to make sure this bonus room is comfortable all year long.


Heating and Cooling Bonus Rooms

Bonus rooms located over garages are notorious for being hard to heat and cool. The empty space below, along with less insulation in the floor leads to this room becoming really temperamental when it comes to heating and cooling.


If you try to adjust the AC to get this bonus room cool, the rest of the house feels like a freezer- and that can also really jack up your energy bills. Instead of overcompensating with the current system, adding a supplement was really the best solution to this problem.


Ductless Mini Splits to the Rescue!


A Ductless Mini Split Was Perfect For This Bonus Room

Mitsubishi Ductless air conditioning systems are great for heating and cooling the problem areas in your home- bonus rooms, sunrooms, garages, basements, and more. Not needing ductwork is a huge advantage. If you had to add ductwork to your original system, it could be costly and invasive.


Ductless heating and cooling is becoming more and more popular because it can work as a supplement to other systems, and can be controlled independently.


How Ductless Systems Work

Ductless AC systems consist of three parts- an outdoor condenser, line set that runs out of the condenser, into an indoor wall-mounted unit often called a head or cassette. A single outdoor condenser can power up to 8 indoor units, making it possible to have multiple mini split heads powered by one outdoor unit.


We wanted to make sure we positioned the unit in the room where it would be able to distribute the air most efficiently, making the entire space more comfortable. By placing the unit high on the wall, it’s out of the way of the living space, and the cool air it produces will flow throughout the room.


How Ductless Mini Splits Work

The indoor unit has advanced sensors that help monitor the room temperature and humidity and will distribute the cooled air evenly throughout the room, making sure there are no hot and cold spots like you’d get with a window AC unit.


These units are also whisper-quiet - that’s particularly great if you are using the space as an extra bedroom or office- you can be in the middle of a Zoom call and never even notice that the AC kicked on- all you notice is the continuous comfort.

Ductless Mini Split Installation and Cost

Installing a Mitsubishi ductless system like this is quick- it usually only takes a day or two. These systems can vary greatly in cost, depending on the brand you choose and how many air handlers you need. The price usually ranges from $5000 - $20,000+ when it comes to a ductless mini split system.


Right now there are incentives to installing HVAC equipment that improves your energy efficiency at home. The Inflation Reduction Act offers homeowners and businesses tax credits on high-efficiency heating and air conditioning. Heat pumps are eligible for tax credits up to $2000. Furnaces and air conditioners are eligible for a credit of up to $600.


Energy Efficiency

With a single zone of Mitsubishi Ductless air conditioning, this room will be able to have perfect comfort year-round. Mitsubishi Ductless systems are heat pumps that deliver 30% more efficient cooling and 70% more efficient heating than traditional systems like electric baseboards or window air conditioners. That translates into big savings on their energy bills, while adding additional comfort to their home!


If they would have installed a window unit air conditioner, they would have also had to get a space heater so the room was usable in the winter. With the ductless mini split, they are going to have both heating and cooling, and use less energy in the process.


Our homeowners are thrilled with their new system and are happy to be able to control the temperature in their bonus room, without running up their energy bills or making the rest of the house uncomfortable.


Do You Have A Room That’s Always Too Hot or Too Cold?

If you have an area of your home that’s always too hot or too cold, give us a call here at Blue Ridge Heating and Cooling. We have been working in Brevard, NC, Greenville, SC, and the surrounding areas for years. Our expert team will help design the right solution for your home, to make sure you get the comfort you need without breaking the bank on energy bills.



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