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

Adding on to your Tuscaloosa home requires 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 KDM Service Corporation could be a good way to keep your new area comfy without adding much 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 placed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the mission accomplished!

Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of options 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 isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means about 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 offer 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 area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call KDM Service Corporation at 205-208-8090 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. 

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