Junior Unit Heating and Cooling
In a home with central heating, a junior unit would typically share the heating system with the rest of the house. Occasionally, however, a unit may need its own heat source. Some good options are listed below.
Dimplex CS33116A Compact Electric Stove – this is an electric heater dressed up as a wood stove. It heats up to 400 square feet, is ventless, and uses 3D flame technology. Online prices range from $163 to $230.
Ductless Heat Pumps, also known as mini splits, provide energy-efficient heating and cooling by moving heat. The technology is explained in a YouTube video. One unit goes outside and the other goes inside; they are connected by thin copper tubing. The inside units come in a variety of shapes and sizes and would typically be mounted on the wall.