If are taking the steps to get 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 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 provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need 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 extra flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a wonderful 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 provide positive returns 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 protect 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 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 habitually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the house, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.
If you are considering whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.