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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Mount Hope home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Appalachian Heating could be a good way to keep your new space comfy 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 area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to accomplish the mission!

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 provides 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 putting in a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means 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 does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Appalachian Heating at 304-707-0600 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices.