Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Manassas home can take a lot of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Twin Air LLC could be an affordable way to keep your new area cozy without adding on to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system is made 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 what you’d expect for a typical central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the job done! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own thermostats. This provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the rooms that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Undoubtedly you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is done. The good news is that installing a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically 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 offer 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 placed on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Twin Air LLC at 703-754-1062 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.