Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs. Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are usually 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 create different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a wonderful 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 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 use ducts, less energy is lost 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 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 prone to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to begin heating and cooling your home. A few of the more common reasons that people contemplate 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 normally unoccupied. If you are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.