Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Buellton home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning could be an affordable way to keep your new area comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses.

A mini-split system is composed 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 require ductwork to accomplish the mission!

Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of flexibility 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 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 installing 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 further construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’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 hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling.

When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning at 805-688-4018 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.