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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Wyandotte home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning could be a good way to keep your new room comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your expenses.

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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the job done!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of options 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 rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be done with 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 about 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 allow for flexibility in how your room is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-363-8907 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices.