Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area home requires a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable 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 room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms 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 completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing further construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your space 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling at 816-286-7258 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.