If are taking the steps to get 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 incorporate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home.
Mini-splits can deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it takes 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 within your space. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system unique to your home.
Mini-splits also provide benefits 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 also positively affect your energy costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your home, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. 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 get started on the path to home comfort.
A few of the more common reasons that people consider 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 space, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied.
If you are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-485-0967. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.