Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Bakersfield home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing could be a simple way to keep your new area cozy without adding on 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of options for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with individual thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces 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 done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally needs roughly a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing additional 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 allow for flexibility in how your room is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling. When you’re searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing at 661-437-3499 and we’ll help you go through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.