Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Colorado Springs home takes a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Triton HVAC & Refrigeration could be a simple way to keep your new area 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to the setup for a normal 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 leave you a lot of opportunities for zoning—models can heat and cool up to four different zones, all with their own 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. Undoubtedly you’ll be over all of the construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units typically means 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 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 room is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted put on a drop ceiling. When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Triton HVAC & Refrigeration at 719-332-3458 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.