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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Opelika home can take 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 Farnell Mechanical, Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new room cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system consists 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 standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not 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 provide 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 space is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-245-4748 and we’ll help you sort through all your options.