You added a sunroom to your home in Easley, SC, and now you need to have it cooled, and sometimes heated. Fortunately, there are several options available to you, each with its pros and cons. Below, we’ll give the most viable options for cooling your sunroom.
A Window Air Conditioner
The easiest solution is to install a window-mounted AC unit. This will sit on the ledge, partially inside the window and partially outside.
Simply turn it on, and the unit will, with the help of a fan and refrigerant, pull the hot air out of your room and expel it outside. It may take a while to start cooling, though, which is the one major downside.
If you already have central AC, you could add ductwork to the sunroom and create space for a supply vent. This can be a big task, though, since you’ll also want to add insulation to the new ducts and ensure that the central AC has enough capacity for the extra square footage.
A Ductless Heat Pump
Lastly, you could install a ductless AC, also known as a mini-split. Mini-splits come with the same three components as a traditional heat pump: air handler, compressor and refrigerant line. The air handler, a sleek, compact unit, goes on the wall of your sunroom.
Mini-splits boast a number of benefits, such as increased energy efficiency and durability (lasting up to 30 years if well-maintained). They offer variable-speed operation, directional airflow, wireless controls and other special features, too, making them ideal for any sunroom.
Palmetto Heating & Air LLC would be happy to set up an installation consultation with you here in Easley, so call today. Our family-owned and -operated company has a team of technicians who are fully licensed, bonded and insured and have undergone background checks and drug testing. You’ll love the work we do; in fact, we guarantee your 100% satisfaction no matter what AC system you opt for.
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