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

Adding on to your Dayton home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Jent Mechanical LLC could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area 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 offer a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.

Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means about 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 allow for flexibility in how your room is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Jent Mechanical LLC at 937-526-2077 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. 

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