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cabin renovator
Heating & cooling systems

We are renovating an old hunting/fishing cabin which has no HVAC. We're in Texas so need ample cooling for the summer and heat also. We'd like something very energy efficient & cost effective. Any advice would be appreciated.

Sten
Re: Heating & cooling systems

How big is your Cabin? Try a ductless split

cabin renovator
Re: Heating & cooling systems

About 1000 sq ft - is that system for both heating & cooling and can we do it ourselves? My two grown sons & husband have moderate skills & can read instructions! Thanks!

Sten
Re: Heating & cooling systems

Sorry but I would not advise you to do the install yourself, you'd probably end up calling a Contractor to fix it, (no offense) besides you can't handle refrigerant if you aren't certified. You can get one that heats and cools which is called a Heat Pump and would work great for your location and most have the Energy Star.

cabin renovator
Re: Heating & cooling systems

Sten,
Thanks for the advice. And it would cool 3 rooms, not just the main living? Are there ducts?

Sten
Re: Heating & cooling systems

No Ducts, and you should be able to get one that will cool and heat the entire 1000 sq. feet, they have them with multiple evaps if necessary.

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