OK - this may be a silly idea - feel free to laugh at me...
I have a 2nd story bed/bath suite that is currently heated with an
electric furnace in the attic. Both the bath and bedroom are served by
I want to replace the electric furnace with something that is more
efficient and can provide some cooling. An regular heat pump won't work
because they don't make them small enough (1.5 ton would be extreme
overkill for 350 sq ft). A mini-split system would be very expensive
There isn't a good place to install a room heat pump in an external
What I would like to do is to install a room heat pump in an attic wall
and rig up something to hook the output into the existing ducting. I
will then set up an external thermostat to controll the AC power - this
means I wil have to set it to heat in the summer and cool in the
winter, but that is not a big deal. I will also have to rig up the
return from the existing return. This seems like it would be an
inexpensive and effective solution.
Does this seem like it would work?