If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to integrate zoning into my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.
Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it requires is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For extra flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can create different comfort zones throughout the house. Mini splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork that just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system tailored to your home.
Mini splits also provide advantages for your home’s energy efficiency and security. According to Energy.gov, more than 30 percent of the energy you use heating and cooling your home comes from the temperature lost through your ducts. Because mini-split systems don’t require ducts, fewer energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts.
The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With more control over the temperature in your house, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini splits can also help protect your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more vulnerable to break-ins or intruders. Mini splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to start making your home comfortable.
A few of the more common reasons that people think about mini-split systems are if there is a room that is usually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the home, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied.
When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Temp Air System Inc. a call. Our experts would be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.