Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Bossier City home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost. 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement 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 provide you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own 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. There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally needs 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 offer 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 area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc at 318-747-4965 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.