Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your South Beloit and Belvidere home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. could be a good way to keep your new area cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space 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 mission accomplished!

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 their own thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional 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 mean you have flexibility in how your area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. at 877-389-2465 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.