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Installing A Ductless Mini Split Into A Brevard Sunroom

Updated: Nov 30, 2023

Sunrooms can add great space to your home, and turn into one of the best spaces to hang out. Many sunrooms are added on after a home is built, and they weren’t part of the plan when your main HVAC system was installed. With lots of windows, and often not enough insulation, sunrooms can be tricky to keep comfortable all year long.

Installing A Ductless Mini Split Into A Brevard Sunroom

This home in Connestee Falls has a sunroom that had a problem many sunrooms have- it always seemed to get too warm during the day, and then too cold at night, to really enjoy this space.


Sunrooms often have a lot of windows, which makes them great places to sit and enjoy the views, but the windows make the space act like a greenhouse- trapping the heat from the sun, and often it just makes the room too warm to enjoy in the middle of the day. At night, those same windows don’t hold the heat of the day very well, and the sunroom can get pretty cold in contrast!


You could try space heaters or window air conditioners, but both of those solutions use a lot of energy- really impacting your utility bill every month! There has to be a better way.


Problem: Homeowners had a sunroom that always seemed to be too hot or too cold to really enjoy. They were looking for an affordable solution that would make the room more comfortable all year long.


Solution: A single zone of Mitsubishi ductless heating and cooling makes this sunroom a year-round space that delivers comfort and keeps energy bills low!

They Decided To Install Mitsubishi Ductless Mini Splits

When the homeowners gave us a call here at Blue Ridge Heating & Air, we sat down and spoke to them about their goals. To really use the sunroom as a family space year-round, they would need a solution that would provide both heating and cooling for the room, but also be able to be shut down when the room wasn’t in use.


Our experts knew right away that a single-zone Mitsubishi ductless heating and air conditioning unit would solve the problem and deliver great results.


Why Choose Ductless Mini Splits?

Ductless systems are just that- heating and cooling solutions that don’t rely on ductwork- and as a result, they are easy to install as a supplement to treat a particular space. Instead of having to install additional ductwork and put more of a burden on the current HVAC system, mini splits can be added to a particular zone, comforting just that space.

This Ductless Unit Is Going To Keep The Sunroom Comfortable

Systems like Mitsubishi Ductless are also high-efficiency solutions, that use minimal energy. They operate as heat pumps that work by using outside air to transfer heat- or cooling into your home. Whether it’s -13o or over 100o, Mitsubishi heat pumps can help heat or cool your home to your perfect comfort level.


These systems are often called mini-splits- and consist of two main components- an outdoor condenser unit, with a variable speed compressor, and an indoor unit, often mounted up high on the wall, called a head or cassette. The indoor cassette has state-of-the-art sensors that monitor your space for both temperature and humidity, and make small adjustments, using the minimum amount of energy necessary, to keep your room perfectly comfortable.


The indoor units like the one in the picture above, help distribute hot or cool air evenly throughout the room, meaning no hot or cold spots you’d get with baseboard heaters or window air conditioners. And best of all, these systems are whisper quiet- 19 db! That means you won’t even notice when they turn on- all you’ll notice is your comfort!

Controlling Your Comfort Level

Mitsubishi ductless systems are easily controlled from a handheld remote, or they can use the Kumo Cloud smartphone app and be controlled from your phone, wherever you are! That means even if you go on vacation, you don’t have to worry about having left the heat or AC on in the sunroom- you can control it remotely!

They also maintain comfort better than other solutions. Lots of cooling and heating systems turn off and on as the temperature fluctuates. Using the inverter technology inside a ductless mini split, these systems instead of shutting off, reduce their power to maintain the desired temperature.


Affordability - Lower Energy Costs For Ductless Mini Splits

When deciding what kind of system you want for your own home, you should ask two important questions- what do they cost to install, and what do they cost to run?

The Condenser Sits Below The Sunroom Out Of The Way

The cost of ductless system installation depends a lot on the unit you choose, the number of indoor heads you need for your home, and the length of the lines needing to be run, among others. However, Mitsubishi ductless systems are so highly efficient, they qualify for energy-saver rebates from Duke energy and tax credits under the Inflation Reduction Act of up to $2,000.00 for qualified systems. This makes Mitsubishi ductless systems even more affordable than ever to install. Along with a ten year warranty, these systems will keep you comfortable for years to come.


But what about the second question - how much do they cost to run? Mitsubishi ductless systems are up to 70% more efficient than baseboard heating and up to 30% more efficient than standard air conditioners, meaning you’ll spend less on energy bills every month for this solution compared to others. And that means you’ll get more comfort without getting crushed under huge energy bills- even in the height of the Summer or dead of Winter.


Is Ductless Right for You?

If you have a room in your home that’s always too hot or too cold, give us a call here at Blue Ridge Heating and Cooling. We’ve helped design and install heating and cooling systems for whole homes, basements, garages, bonus rooms, sunrooms, and even someone’s RV! Our experienced team wants to help you get the most out of your home, and do so cost-effectively and within budget. Give us a call to learn more!


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