Adding on to your New Castle home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Central Heating & Plumbing could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost.
A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done!
Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.
Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically requires about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.
When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Central Heating & Plumbing at 724-401-1843 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices.