Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Humble home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Arrings A/C & Heating could be an affordable way to keep your new room comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a normal 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 leave 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 rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be done with 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 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your space is put together 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Arrings A/C & Heating at 281-713-8304 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.