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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Carpentersville home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new area comfortable without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost.

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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done!

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 areas that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually needs 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is arranged 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc at 224-412-8308 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices.