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

Adding on to your Oxford home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things 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 cost.

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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and provide 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 spaces that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for 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 into 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 662-281-1231 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. 

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