Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Auburn home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Forster Heating could be a simple way to keep your new space comfortable without adding much to your list of decisions or your budget. 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 is housed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t need ductwork to get the job done! 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 separate thermostats. This gives 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 tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means about 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 provide an opening for intruders. A mini-split system won’t jeopardize your home’s safety like that. They also permit you to have flexibility in how your space is arranged 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 searching for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Forster Heating at 530-885-8081 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.