Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Groves home takes a bit 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 Air Solutions, Inc could be a simple way to keep your new room comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room 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 offer a lot of opportunities 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 rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of 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 needs 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 provide 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 space is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Air Solutions, Inc at 409-962-2476 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.