Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Carpentersville home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc could be a good way to keep your new room cozy 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 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 leave you a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces 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 not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means around 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-699-9229 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.