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

Cooling

Adding on to your Pella home requires a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating could be a good way to keep your new space comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost.

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 what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the job done!

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

There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs around 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. 

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