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

Adding on to your Alliance home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces could be a good way to keep your new area comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

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 individual thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs about 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 area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces at 308-646-3827 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. 

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