Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Murrieta home requires a lot 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 Cool Air Solutions could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done!

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

Undoubtedly you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually 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 give 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 room is arranged 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 Cool Air Solutions at 951-676-2665 and we’ll help you go through all your options. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.