Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Wharton home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Faust Air Conditioning and Heating could be a good way to keep your new space comfy without adding things 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of flexibility for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with separate thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be using, 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 finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating at 979-532-2511 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.