Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Middletown home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Schagrin Gas Company 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 consists of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the room on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a typical 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 provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be in, so you won’t waste energy. There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 provide 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 space is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be hung 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 Schagrin Gas Company at 302-658-2000 and we’ll help you go through all your choices. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.