Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House Posted June 29, 2017 Adding on to your Abilene home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Abilene Air-Tech Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to accomplish the mission! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This gives 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 tired of construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally requires around 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 permit you to have flexibility in how your space is arranged 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc at 325-200-4667 and we’ll help you go through all your choices.