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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Ronkonkoma home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Cool Power LLC could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the job done!

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 their own thermostats. This gives 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 tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs around a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give 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 arranged 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 Cool Power LLC at 631-246-4029 and we’ll help you navigate all your options.