Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your West Palm Beach 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 on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of flexibility 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 finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 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 room is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Arnold's Air Conditioning of South Florida Inc at 561-515-5527 and we’ll help you navigate all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.