Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Plover home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Point Heating & Cooling could be a good 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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to the setup 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 offer a lot of flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. There’s no doubt that you’ll be done with 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 usually means about 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is arranged 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Point Heating & Cooling at 715-345-1979 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.