Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Thousand Oaks home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Air Max HVAC Inc could be a simple way to keep your new area comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your expenses. A mini-split system is composed of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to accomplish the mission! Mini-split systems are small and provide you a lot of flexibility 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 rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 offer an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your room is put together 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Air Max HVAC Inc at 805-217-8662 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.