I'm looking for some help with my garage project. I've built an 1100 sq ft detached garage and I want it to be heated and air conditioned.
I live in Virginia so we get 100 degrees in summer with very high humidity as well as freezing winters usually mid-low 30s but very occasional 20s - teens.
I had been looking at a conventional Trane or Carrier heatpump setup similar to what is installed on my house. I have been talking with a few local HVAC installers about the project.
One HIGHLY recommended that I consider the Mitsubishi "mr.slim" MINI SPLIT DUCTLESS system. I'm wondering if this would be a good choice for my application. I'm a little skeptical about it's ability to adequately heat this space in the winter, especially considering the concrete slab floor.
My garage has 10ft ceilings on the left side and 13ft ceilings on the right, but is all one open space with no walls dividing. It will be well insulated and has insulated garage doors R17 if I remember correctly.
This is going to be my "dream garage" and I want it to be just a comfortable as my house is. Any thoughts or suggestions for heating and cooling this space are greatly appreciated.
Will a ductless system provide adequate heating and cooling for this space in my climate zone or would a ducted system perform better?