Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Ontario home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Stan's Heating, Inc could be a good way to keep your new space comfy 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 room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done!

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

Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your room 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 Stan's Heating, Inc at 541-889-3987 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.