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

Adding on to your Saint Marys home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning could be a good way to keep your new area comfy without adding things to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a typical 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 provide you 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 spaces 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 putting in a mini-split system is minimally 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 further construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give 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 room is put together 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning at 912-208-2470 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. 

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