If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to incorporate zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs.
Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes 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 make different comfort zones throughout the house. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home.
Mini-splits also offer 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 use ducts, less energy is lost during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With more control over the temperature in your house, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. Mini-splits can also help protect your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more prone to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to begin heating and cooling your home.
A few of the more common reasons that people contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is typically warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the house, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Air Concepts of Middle Georgia a call at 478-200-5689. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.