Is a Mini Split Right for You?

April 06, 2018

If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? 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 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 you’ll need 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 in your home. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to 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 use ducts, less energy escapes 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 unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help protect your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more susceptible 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.

Some of the most common reasons that people contemplate 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 are considering whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Marcos AC & Heating a call at 713-469-3357. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.