Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your West Palm Beach home takes a bit 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 Summit Air Conditioning Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and leave you 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 rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your room is designed 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Summit Air Conditioning Inc at 561-582-3390 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.