If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly 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? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.
Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve 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 make different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are an ideal 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 deliver 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 also positively affect your energy costs. With increased 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 shelter 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 consider mini-split systems is if there is a room that is usually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the house, 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 KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.