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

Adding on to your Marshalltown home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Kapaun & Brown Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new area comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of opportunities 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 done with 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 needs around 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 permit you to have flexibility in how your area is put together 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Kapaun & Brown Inc. at 641-753-3563 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. 

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