Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Port Saint Lucie home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Custom Air Systems Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area comfy without adding on 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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a standard 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 leave you 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 areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually needs about 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you 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 put on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Custom Air Systems Inc at 772-335-3232 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.