Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Wyandotte home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning could be a simple way to keep your new space cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished! 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 separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is designed 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning at 734-284-1224 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.