I think we have finally decided that we are going to break down and get a ductless mini split HVAC unit for the great room in our house.
We have been discussing our different options for the heating and cooling situation in our great room for about a year now.
We have always known that it has been an issue in the great room, because it is a two story area that is completely wide open. There are tons of windows in that room, and that creates a greenhouse effect for us when the sunshine is coming in through those windows in the afternoon. The room starts heating up a little bit just after noon every day, and then by about 2:00pm, that room is just unbearable. Our HVAC contractor told us that we’re not really able to put in any kind of duct work in that room without ruining the aesthetic of the ceiling in there, and so we are looking for a different option. He said that our best bet would be to think about putting in something called a ductless mini split heating and cooling system for that room. A ductless mini split heating and cooling system would be just the right size for that space, according to him. I think that’s what we are going to end up doing. The price seems to be fair, and if it will help the indoor air quality in that part of the house, I’m all for it. Up until this point, no one will even go in there when it’s past noon.