Some homeowners believe that there aren’t many viable heating and cooling options for their house. Older houses do not have the necessary framework to accommodate central air conditioning systems, and window units do not operate as efficiently as you might want. One option that can help fill that void is a ductless mini split system.
A ductless mini split system can work in nearly any building, whether it be residential, commercial or industrial. The advantage of installing a mini split is that it does not require existing ductwork, and it can work in tandem with radiators or space heaters. Like central air conditioning systems, mini splits need an outdoor compressor, but will attach to your home in a different manner.
The outdoor unit requires a conduit to connect to the indoor air-handling unit. That conduit houses the power cables, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and condensate drain. Oftentimes the tubing runs along the outside of your house with the siding, but will sometimes be routed through your home if it needs to attach to another unit on a side further from the outdoor compressor.
One major advantage of a mini split system is that its small size can fit to any sized home. It can be used to cool just one room, or can be set up to cool other areas of your home, such as the living room and the bedroom. Each zone has its own separate thermostat, and one can cool just one zone at a time, which helps with saving energy and money.
Mini splits are generally easier to install than other types of heating and cooling systems. Plus, because there is no ductwork involved, you do not have to worry about any energy loss that typical ductwork experiences within normal forced air systems. Indoor units are very low profile, and you can fit a mini split into any room of your house.
Before committing to a mini split in your home, you should consider the costs, both the costs upfront and what you would expect to pay in annual energy bills. You might expect to pay more for the mini split system than you would for a window unit, and if your mini split system is either too large or too small for the space in your home, you could see wasted energy and wasted money.
However, the versatility and targeted cooling that is offered from a mini split system can provide you and your family with the comfort that they need to escape the heat. For more information on ductless mini split systems, or to find out the best way to heat and cool your home, call Sharon’s Heating and Air Conditioning today at (734) 425-1415. Our staff is ready to answer all questions you may have.