One of the best decisions we made when building our house was adding a ductless mini split system to the finished basement.
My husband and I had debated on whether or not we wanted to add a source of heat and air since the basement was naturally cool since it was underground.
However, the more we contemplated it, the more we knew how much more utilized the space would be if we added some sort of heat and air. We were spending a lot of extra money to have the basement finished instead of left unfinished, so we wanted to get our money’s worth. We thought about connecting the ductwork to the basement and utilizing the central HVAC system, but we didn’t want to purchase a second HVAC unit. If we used the same HVAC unit as the main part of the house, our thermostat would never be able to distinguish an accurate temperature for the basement since it was naturally cooler. It wouldn’t be efficient or worth it. This is why we loved the idea of using a ductless system. We could install several units to the ceiling and they could be adjusted via a small remote. The ductless mini split systems could heat and cool the basement with a click of a button and it wouldn’t take any time to adjust the temperature. They were also powered by electricity, which made them efficient. Installing the ductless mini split system was a wise idea and a good investment. We are able to enjoy the basement so much more now.