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

June 29, 2017

Adding on to your Long Beach home takes a great deal 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 YES R&M Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new space comfortable 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 housed 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 options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t 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 added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call YES R&M Inc. at 562-286-6624 and we’ll help you go through all your options.