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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Central Point home requires a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Titan Heating & Air Conditioning could be a good way to keep your new room comfy 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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require 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 in, 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 done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically requires about 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 doesn’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 added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Titan Heating & Air Conditioning at 514-600-5499 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities.