If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.
Mini-splits can offer 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 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 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 customized to your home.
Mini-splits also offer 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 help your utility bill too. With more 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 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 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 typically warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the space, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.
When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 512-355-1482. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.