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

Cooling

Adding on to your Oxford home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. could be an affordable way to keep your new room comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits 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 mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and provide you 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 spaces 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 typically requires around 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 does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. at 662-350-0343 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. 

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