If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to integrate 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 require ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it requires is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For additional flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home.
Mini-splits also provide positive returns 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 escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your home, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help guard 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 is if there is a room that is habitually 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 are considering whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.