Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Belton home takes a lot 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy 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 area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

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 their own thermostats. This offers 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 adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means 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 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 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Bell Air Conditioning Inc. at 254-939-1141 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.