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

Adding on to your Savage home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning could be an affordable way to keep your new area comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement 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 leave you 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 rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of 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 requires around 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 give 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 designed 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 Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning at 952-373-0377 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. 

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