Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Carson City home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Anderson Heating & A/C could be a good way to keep your new space comfy without adding much 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 is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done!

Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally requires roughly 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 give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Anderson Heating & A/C at 775-882-8154 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.