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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Franklin home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Winters Heating and Cooling could be an affordable way to keep your new area comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost.

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 housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect 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 leave you a lot of opportunities 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 rooms that you’ll be utilizing, 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 installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs 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 provide 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 area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Winters Heating and Cooling at 317-406-5783 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities.