Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Augusta home requires a lot 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 McCune Heating & Cooling could be a good way to keep your new space comfortable without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system consists 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 standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission!

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 individual thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs 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 allow for flexibility in how your space 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call McCune Heating & Cooling at 316-733-9123 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.