If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? 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 involve ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All you’ll need 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 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 utilize ducts, less energy is lost during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With increased control over the temperature in your home, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help shelter your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more susceptible to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to start making your home comfortable.
Several of the more common reasons that people contemplate 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 space, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.
If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Dearing's Service & Solutions a call at 812-200-5844. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.