Extending the ductwork was going to be expensive and complicated, and we didn’t want to use an ugly, inefficient window unit, so we decided to go with a heat pump.
When my wife and I first bought our house, it was the perfect size for the two of us and our dog, while still having a guest room and a home office. However, once we found out that we were expecting a new member of our family, we realized that we wanted to add more space to our home. We decided to convert the garage to a new master bedroom and bathroom, so that we would have room for a large walk-in closet, and his and her sinks. Everything went according to plan, and the remodel was looking like a success, but we had to make a decision on how to heat and cool the new room. Extending the ductwork was going to be expensive and complicated, and we didn’t want to use an ugly, inefficient window unit, so we decided to go with a heat pump. A heat pump works like a traditional air conditioner, in the sense that it has as evaporator and a condenser, but unlike a traditional air conditioner, the flow of coolant can be reversed, so that it can cool our room when it’s hot outside, and warm our room when it’s cold outside. The installation was quick, and we only had to drill a small hole for all of the necessary components for our heat pump. Now that our daughter is here and we are living in our new master bedroom, the heat pump has worked for us flawlessly, whenever we need it, and since the heat pump is so efficient, we have saved hundreds on our energy bills each month.