Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Crestview home can take a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Gordon Air Conditioning could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the mission accomplished! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means about 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 won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your room is put together 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Gordon Air Conditioning at 850-682-5509 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.