Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your East Peoria home requires a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget.

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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the setup 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 leave you a lot of opportunities 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 utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing 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 more 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 allow for flexibility in how your space 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC at 309-437-2703 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.