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Is a Mini Split Right for You?

If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to add 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 involve 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 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 within your space. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you 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 require ducts, less energy is wasted during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your home, 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 start making your home comfortable.

A few 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 house, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.

When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Farnell Mechanical, Inc. a call at 334-524-2458 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.