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

Adding on to your Grand Prairie home can take a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Mustang Mechanical 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 made 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 the arrangement 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 offer a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of 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 normally requires 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 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 arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Mustang Mechanical at 972-445-9504 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. 

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