If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.
Mini-splits can deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All you’ll need 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 within your space. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you to create a heating and cooling system unique 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 require ducts, less energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your house, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. Mini-splits can also help guard 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 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.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give B&D Air Conditioning a call at 928-432-6018. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.