When my wife and I were purchasing a home we picked one that was in a beautiful neighborhood. All the homes looked exactly the same. The only difference is that some homes have a third floor, while others have an addition to the back with an extra living room. We decided to purchase the one with the third floor. While we love our home, I often found myself wishing we had more living space on the first floor. After talking it through we decided we wanted to build addition onto the back of the home. There is a lot more work that goes into an addition than we had planned for. Not only do you need to attach the room to your existing space, but you also need to add things such as lighting, electrical, and duct work. When it came to our existing heating and cooling unit, we doubted that it would be able to make the room comfortable. We also didn’t want to go through the hassle of adding additional ductwork. After extensive research, we decided to go with a mini split system for the addition. The mini split system is a ductless heat pump and air conditioning system that mounts on the existing wall! It was a much cheaper option for us and really worked out for the best. The split system is extremely energy-efficient and saves us from having to add additional ductwork. It also saved us from having to completely update the system in order to heat and cool the new square footage. The ductless unit is barely visible and only required a tiny hole to be drilled into the wall, making it a whole lot easier to install. With the stress of renovations, it was nice to have something so reliable.