Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Crystal Lake home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Determining how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add things to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Campbell's Tempracure could be a simple way to keep your new space 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 space on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is housed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a normal central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to get the mission accomplished! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of options 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 spaces that you’ll be in, 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 adding a mini-split system isn’t invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally 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 give 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 area is designed because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re looking for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Campbell's Tempracure at 815-788-6283 and we’ll help you navigate all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.