Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Show Low home requires a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Rim Country Mechanical, 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 space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that sits 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 leave 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 using, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually needs around a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing further 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 allow for flexibility in how your area is put together because compact indoor air handlers can be added 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 Rim Country Mechanical, Inc. at 928-537-1803 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.