Adding on to your Laurel home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from H&C Heating and Cooling could be a simple way to keep your new space comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget.
A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished!
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 gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.
Without a doubt you’ll be done with 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 usually means roughly 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 arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling.
When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call H&C Heating and Cooling at 301-960-3247 and we’ll help you go through all your options.