If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? 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 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 create different comfort zones throughout the house. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while letting you create a heating and cooling system unique 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 utilize 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 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 vulnerable to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to start making your home comfortable.
Some of the most common reasons that people consider 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 house, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Total Comfort a call at 201-268-5663. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.