Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your York home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Strine's Heating & A/C Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost. 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 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 options 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 using, 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 is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means around 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 provide 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 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 Strine's Heating & A/C Inc at 717-755-4127 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.