Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your San Dimas home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Energy Upgrades, Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new space comfortable 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 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 get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. There’s no doubt that you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally requires around 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 placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Energy Upgrades, Inc. at 626-478-2922 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.