Adding on to your Erie home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Patterson & Stirling Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new room 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 area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a standard 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 flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy.
There’s no doubt that you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally 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 does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your space 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-308-0416 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices.