Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Crystal Lake home takes a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Figuring out how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Jett's Heating & Air Inc. could be a good way to keep your new space cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget. A mini-split system is made of two main parts: a blower unit installed inside the area 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 get the mission accomplished! Mini-split systems are small and leave you a lot of flexibility 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. Without a doubt you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically needs roughly 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 doesn’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also mean you have flexibility in how your area is designed 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 looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Jett's Heating & Air Inc. at 815-459-4700 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.