Ductless Heat Pumps For ADUs
Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs) have been popular for years, especially in the Portland metro area. Unsurprisingly, ADUs have become even more commonplace during the pandemic as homeowners have capitalized on their property by adding extra living space. Whether used by aging parents, adult children, or just serving as a little extra room for a small home, ADUs are a flexible way to increase your property’s value. Plus, thanks to the customized comfort of ductless heat pumps, your ADU will always be the perfect temperature no matter who uses it!
What’s an ADU?
ADUs, also known as “mother-in-law apartments,” “granny flats,” or “tiny houses,” are extremely flexible housing additions that can serve a variety of needs. They can provide inter-generational housing for a family, short- or long-term rental income, or just extra space for a family. Common applications include office space, home gyms, and extra bedrooms. ADUs can be converted from a garage or basement, added on to an existing house, or built entirely new as a stand-alone building.
ADUs are broken down into three categories. Attached ADUs cover new additions to a main house (such as adding a suite) and a backyard tiny house would be considered a detached ADU. Something like a garage conversion could be considered either detached or attached, depending on if the garage is attached to the main home. Internal conversions are projects like remodels or upgrades, such as turning an attic space into an ADU.
ADUs provide a lot of value but they come with their own set of challenges. Finding an affordable heating and cooling system doesn’t have to be one of them! We recommend the installation of a Daikin ductless heat pump.
ADUs in Portland, OR
Portland is extremely friendly when it comes to the construction of ADUs. Additionally, new regulations are making it even easier to add an ADU to an existing lot. These changes will be fully adopted by the summer of 2022.
Heat and cool your ADU effectively and efficiently with a Daikin ductless heat pump
ADUs are typically designed to be small in size and will not have the space for ductwork that is required for a traditional heating and air conditioning system. That’s why a ductless heat pump, also known as a mini-split, is the go-to choice for heating and cooling an ADU. They install quickly, run efficiently, and are reasonably priced.
We’re proud to carry high-quality Daikin ductless heat pumps that will fit within your budget. Plus, we’re happy to get it installed within your construction timeline.
If you think a ductless heat pump (mini-split) might be a good option for your home or ADU, Comfort Heating and Cooling can help you find the right system at the right price. Call 503-679-9276 for an estimate today!
January 19, 2022 Heat Pumps