Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Elmhurst home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. could be a good way to keep your new area comfy without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the job done! 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 individual thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, 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 installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally requires roughly 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. at 630-833-1100 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.