Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Raceland home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service could be a good way to keep your new room cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room 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 require ductwork to accomplish the mission! 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 their own thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system isn’t 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 additional 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 allow for flexibility in how your room is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service at 985-537-6795 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.