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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Ellsworth home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC could be an affordable way to keep your new room comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is made 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 what you’d expect for a standard 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 offer a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This provides 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 finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually 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 give 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 room is put together 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 Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC at 715-318-6728 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities.