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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Bossier City home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is composed 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 arrangement for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of opportunities 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 areas 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 done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally needs around a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing further 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 area is designed 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc at 318-855-2326 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices.