Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Lodi home takes a bit of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new area shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning could be an affordable 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 area on an exterior wall and a condensing unit that is placed on the ground outside, similar to the arrangement for a standard 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 provides you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the spaces that you’ll be utilizing, so you won’t waste energy. There’s no doubt that you’ll be tired of construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that adding a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units normally means about a three-inch hole through a wall. This is good news in terms of not needing further 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 room is put together 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning at 209-368-0556 and we’ll help you sort through all your choices. You can even conveniently schedule an appointment with us using our online scheduler.