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 way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to incorporate 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 a good solution for your home.

Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are typically 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 make different comfort zones throughout the house. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home.

Mini-splits also offer 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 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 house, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. Mini-splits can also help shelter 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 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 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 are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-363-8907. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.