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

Adding on to your Shelby home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Hopper Heating and Air could be a good way to keep your new space 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 placed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal 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 their own thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires 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 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 space is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Hopper Heating and Air at 704-233-7363 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. 

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