Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Augusta home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning could be a simple way to keep your new room comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system consists 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 typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done! 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 separate thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have 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 put on a drop ceiling. When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning at 706-722-5304 and we’ll help you navigate all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.