Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Rocky Mount home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Davis Heating & Air Conditioning could be an affordable way to keep your new space cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses. 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 is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup 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 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 completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your area is arranged 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Davis Heating & Air Conditioning at 540-483-5605 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.