Adding on to your Rapid City home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Street Heating and Cooling could be a good way to keep your new space 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 room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect 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 offer a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy.
Without a doubt you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means around 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your room is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Street Heating and Cooling at 605-206-3915 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices.