Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Albuquerque home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Desert Suns Heating & Cooling could be an affordable way to keep your new area comfortable without adding things to your list of decisions or your budget. 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 setup for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to accomplish the mission! 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 separate thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs about 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 won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also allow for flexibility in how your area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Desert Suns Heating & Cooling at 505-994-9176 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.