Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If 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 integrate zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re struggling with 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 need ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All it takes 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 within your space. 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 help your utility bill too. With increased control over the temperature in your space, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. 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. Some of the most common reasons that people think about 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 right for your home, give KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.