Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Columbia home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Alltemp Comfort Services LLC could be a simple 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a typical 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 provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms 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 completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your space 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Alltemp Comfort Services LLC at 803-318-6995 and we’ll help you go through all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.