Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Hamilton home can take 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a normal 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 offer 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 areas that you’ll be utilizing, 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 isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires roughly 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 permit you to have flexibility in how your space is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC at 513-275-3601 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.