Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House

Cooling

Adding on to your New Castle home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Central Heating & Plumbing could be a good way to keep your new room cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses.

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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually needs roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing more construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your space is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Central Heating & Plumbing at 724-658-7111 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. 

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