Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Chadron home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from MPC Heating & Cooling could be a simple way to keep your new space comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the mission accomplished!

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 offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically 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 give 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 hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call MPC Heating & Cooling at 308-432-5301 and we’ll help you go through all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.