If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly 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 contemplating 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 need 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 added 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 giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized 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 use ducts, less energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With more control over the temperature in your house, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. 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 contemplate 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.
If you are considering whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Heartland Heating & Cooling a call at 515-344-3579. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.