Is a Mini Split Right for You?

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If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re contemplating 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 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 create different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while letting you 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 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 home, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. 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 begin heating and cooling your home.

Some of the most common reasons that people consider 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 home, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.

If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-762-3641. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.

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