Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Ridgedale and the Branson area home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Branson HVAC, LLC could be a simple way to keep your new area comfortable without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system is composed 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 standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means about 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your room is arranged 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 Branson HVAC, LLC at 417-544-4430 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.