Is a Mini Split Right for You?

April 06, 2018

If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re struggling with 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 involve ductwork, they are usually 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 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 unique to your home.

Mini-splits also provide 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 require 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 enhanced control over the temperature in your space, 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.

A few of the more 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 home, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.

When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Scott Temperature a call at 785-269-0465. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.