If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you probably 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? Are there more flexible options? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.
Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need ductwork, they are typically 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 make different comfort zones within your space. 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 tailored to your home.
Mini-splits also deliver 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 utilize ducts, less energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With enhanced 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 prone 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.
Several of the more 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 normally unoccupied.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.