What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s typical for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when shopping for replacement systems or wanting to increase indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of focusing on the entire house, it works to heat or cool particular spaces or rooms within the home. It provides more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the areas that need it. The indoor unit is attached to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that run to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the professionals at D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning come in. We can help you recognize the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Albany:

  • Hot and Cold Rooms
  • Unoccupied Rooms
  • Additions/Renovations
  • Enclosed Patios
  • Homes Without Space for Ductwork
  • Larger, Multi-Zone Living Spaces

Many mini-split systems come with multiple indoor air-handling units, providing you with more options for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you use more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable at home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can cut cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditioners, there are many options and sizes within the mini-split family, and D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what’s best for your household. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will work with you to determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at 518-205-3324 or you can simply request an appointment online.

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