Ductless vs. Ducted Minisplit for Bedrooms
My house in Nova Scotia is roughly 200 years old and currently quite drafty. An energy audit h tells us that insulation is pretty good, but air leakage is our biggest problem. We are planning to seal up as much as we can ourselves and then have the AeroBarrier process done while we are doing a kitchen and bathroom renovation.
My dilemma is this:
We are having heat pumps installed to drastically reduce the usage of a 20 year old oil fired hydronic system and to cut back on wood we burn in our Pacific Energy wood stove. We are also looking for cooling and dehumidifying in the summers. The house is roughly 1800 square feet but the layout presents some challenges.
I am leaning towards Daikin Cold Climate equipment because of the warranty but not fully decided yet. Still looking for the right installer after speaking with many.
The one istaller I like so far has suggested a condenser on either end of the house with heads shown in red on the floor plan. I think these make sense, but I am concerned they may be oversized.
The REAL issue is the upstairs bedrooms off the hallway. The largest room off to the sdie upstairs is the master and the other rooms are kids rooms, office bathroom and laundry. Laundry is off the master. I have been advised to put a ducted mini split in the unconditioned attic (or insulating the attic which i do not want to do at all) I think we could get away with one head in the upstairs hallway if we leave the room doors open most of the time which we already do.
Can anyone provide any insight or advice on this situation?
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