Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Bossier City home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning could be a good way to keep your new space cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system consists 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 get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This provides 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 over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your area is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning at 800-COOLING and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.