Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Hattiesburg home requires a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new space shouldn’t add more to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning could be a simple way to keep your new space comfortable without adding on to your list of decisions or your budget. 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 sits on the ground outside, similar to what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t require ductwork to accomplish the mission! Mini-split systems are small and offer a lot of flexibility 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 utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is finished. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is minimally invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually requires 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 permit you to have flexibility in how your area is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be added on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted hooked on a drop ceiling. When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning at 601-268-3486 and we’ll help you sort through all your possibilities. You can even conveniently arrange an appointment with us using our online scheduler.