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

Cooling

Adding on to your Newton home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Brookwood Inc 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 composed 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 require ductwork to get the job done!

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

Undoubtedly 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 minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires around 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your space is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Brookwood Inc at 641-316-9803 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. 

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