Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Lawrence home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Scott Temperature could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses.

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 the setup for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of flexibility 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 spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally needs roughly 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 provide 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 space is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Scott Temperature at 785-843-2244 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.