Using a Mini Split for an Add-On to Your House06/29/2017Adding on to your Beaverton home can take a great deal of planning and a lot of decisions. Choosing how to heat and cool your new room shouldn’t add on to your to-do list. A mini-split system from Garoken Energy Co. Inc. could be an affordable way to keep your new space comfy without adding much to your list of decisions or your cost. A mini-split system is composed 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 what you’d expect for a standard central air conditioner. The difference is that it doesn’t have to have ductwork to get the mission accomplished! 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 their own thermostats. This offers you the money-saving flexibility to heat or cool only the areas that you’ll be using, so you won’t waste energy. Without a doubt you’ll be done with construction in your home once your project is completed. The good news is that putting in a mini-split system is not invasive. The connection between the outdoor and indoor units usually means around 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 mean you have flexibility in how your room is arranged because compact indoor air handlers can be hung on a wall or from the ceiling, or even flush-mounted into a drop ceiling. When you’re on the lookout for the best way to heat and cool an addition to your home, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. at 503-848-3838 and we’ll help you sort through all your options. You can even conveniently set up an appointment with us using our online scheduler.