Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Moline home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Freed Heating & Air Conditioning could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have 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 separate thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually needs around 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 room is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning at 309-762-3641 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.