Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, 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? Are there more flexible options? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you. Mini-splits can deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it requires 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 throughout the house. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system tailored 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 use 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 enhanced control over the temperature in your home, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. 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. Several of the more 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 home, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied. If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC a call at 479-372-4304 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.