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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Hattiesburg home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning could be an affordable way to keep your new room comfy without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms 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 done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your space is designed 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-292-9763 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities.