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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Saint Petersburg home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new room comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system consists 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 what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done!

Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This provides 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 over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally 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 additional 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 allow for flexibility in how your area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc at 727-369-6195 and we’ll help you navigate all your options.