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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Florissant home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from B & B Heating & Cooling could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is composed 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 get the mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of opportunities 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 spaces that you’ll be utilizing, 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 adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically 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 offer 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 space is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call B & B Heating & Cooling at 314-325-7552 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices.