Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Pacheco home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Clean Air HVAC could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a standard 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 options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 provide 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 put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Clean Air HVAC at 925-689-7017 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.