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

Cooling

Adding on to your Lake Forest home can take a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. could be a good way to keep your new area comfortable without adding on 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 normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms 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 completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically requires 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 give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 949-204-0859 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. 

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