Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Indian River County home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Custom Air Systems Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the mission accomplished! 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 their own thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs roughly 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 provide 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 room is put together 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-571-1080 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.