Is a Mini Split Right for You?

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If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to incorporate 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 a good solution for your home.

Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need ductwork, they are usually 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 create different comfort zones throughout the house. 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 require ducts, less energy is wasted 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 house, 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 prone 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.

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 typically unoccupied.

When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Total Comfort Solutions a call at 404-987-5502 or arrange an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.

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