Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Opelika home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Farnell Mechanical, Inc. could be a simple way to keep your new area cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission! 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 offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of 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 typically needs around a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing more 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 room is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Farnell Mechanical, Inc. at 334-524-2458 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.