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. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area 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 space 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 room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need 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 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.

Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually 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 hung 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 Scott Temperature at 785-269-0465 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. 

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