Adding a ductless mini-split AC to our basement

For a long time, our basement stayed empty with a few storage items in it. We had already disposed of any evidence of the old HVAC installation housed in the space before we installed the electric heat pump. My husband was the first one to get a remote job, and the office space we had in the house was enough. But I soon joined him in the work-from-home, and we needed more space. The basement was the best place to transition to a bigger home office. However, the catch was that it needed something to help with indoor comfort since our quality HVAC had only been installed to serve the rest of the house. We called the a/c worker who always did our air conditioner tune-up to assess the space and recommend the best unit. The air conditioner service call concluded that a ductless mini-split unit would best fit the basement because it was small and enclosed. We needed to do more work with the basement space, but the priority was getting the a/c professional to install the unit for us. Since it was an office, we’d also be getting a digital thermostat which we would use to control the running time for the equipment without increasing our energy bills. Everything was available at the cooling corporation with one-year insurance, which we considered a fair deal. My biggest worry, however, was that I would struggle to maintain both units, so I made sure that the cooling specialist from the indoor comfort business booked us into their calendar for double care. I was so sure I’d forget amidst all the responsibilities and trying to adapt to working from home.

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