Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Dallas home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget. 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 what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of flexibility 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 rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of 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 normally needs around 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 put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas at 214-261-0034 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.