Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Springfield home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Bormida Mechanical Services Inc could be an affordable way to keep your new room cozy without adding things to your list of decisions or your cost. 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 require ductwork to get the mission accomplished! 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 individual thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally 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 more construction and in terms of safety—through-the-wall or window AC units both give an opening for intruders. A mini-split system does not jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your room is designed 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 on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Bormida Mechanical Services Inc at 217-210-2662 and we’ll help you go through all your options. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.