Adding on to your Rockford home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding on 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 what you’d expect for a typical 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 opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.
There’s no doubt that you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally requires about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.
When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc at (815)914-6197 and we’ll help you navigate all your options.