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? 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 deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it requires 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 giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home.
Mini-splits also deliver positive returns 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 escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility 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 guard 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.
A few of the more common reasons that people think about 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 typically unoccupied.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give E.B. Air, LLC a call at 979-335-4262. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.