Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Colfax home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning could be a good way to keep your new space comfortable without adding things 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical 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 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 spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. There’s no doubt that you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually 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 give 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 put together because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning at 509-397-3622 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.