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

Adding on to your Mankato area home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Northern Comfort Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget.

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 what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require 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 separate thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not 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 further 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 area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Northern Comfort Inc at 507-307-4818 and we’ll help you go through all your options. 

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