Is a Mini Split Right for You?

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If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you likely 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 contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home.

Mini-splits can offer 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 additional 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 a great 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 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 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 shelter 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.

Several of the more 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 house, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.

If you are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-401-1843. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.

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