Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home. Mini-splits can deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All it requires 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 in your home. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while letting you create a heating and cooling system customized 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 utilize ducts, less energy is wasted during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your space, 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 start making your home comfortable. Some of the most 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. When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Tri County Air Care LLC a call at 469-617-3437 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.