Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Zelienople home takes a lot 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 Knoechel Heating Company could be an affordable way to keep your new room 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission! 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 areas that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt 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 usually 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 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 area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Knoechel Heating Company at 724-452-6280 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.