Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Holdrege home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Durable Service could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system is made 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 what you’d expect 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 provide you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This gives you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt 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 requires around 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 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 space is designed 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Durable Service at 308-995-8177 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.