If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, 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? Is there a flexible system? If you’re wondering about 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 involve ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For added 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 a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you 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 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 increased 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.
Some of the most 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 space, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.
If you are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Miller Climate Control LLC a call at 512-937-2001. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.