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

Adding on to your Delray Beach home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Kilbourne Heating & AC could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding on 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 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 gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be done with 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 normally needs roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing more 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 room is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Kilbourne Heating & AC at 561-287-7071 and we’ll help you go through all your options. 

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