Is a Mini Split Right for You?

April 06, 2018

If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs.

Mini-splits can deliver 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 generate different comfort zones throughout the house. 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 tailored 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 is wasted 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 home, 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 susceptible 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 think about 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 typically unoccupied.

When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-268-5164. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.