Mini-split systems can help save energy

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

Adding on to your Moline home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from J.L. Brady Company LLC could be a good way to keep your new area cozy 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 space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a normal 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 options 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 spaces that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy.

There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t 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 more 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 mean you have 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 put on a drop ceiling.

When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call J.L. Brady Company LLC at 309-517-7511 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.