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

Adding on to your West Jefferson home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. could be a good way to keep your new area 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 room 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 need ductwork to get the job done!

Mini-split systems are small and provide 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 rooms that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires 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 won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your room is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. at 614-450-1575 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. 

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