Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Northwest Arkansas home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC could be a simple way to keep your new space comfy 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 is housed 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 offer a lot of flexibility 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 spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically requires about 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t 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 put on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC at 479-372-4304 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.