Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Tampa Bay home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Langford Cooling could be a good way to keep your new area comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget. 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 housed on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect 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 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 tired of 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 usually means roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional 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 allow for flexibility in how your space is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be placed 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 Langford Cooling at 813-898-9553 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.