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

Adding on to your West Columbia home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means roughly 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your area 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. at 803-265-4208 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. 

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