Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If you’re in the market for 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? Are there more flexible options? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs. Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For additional 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 a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home. Mini-splits also offer benefits 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 require ducts, less energy is lost 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 space, 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 vulnerable to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to begin heating and cooling your home. Several of the more common reasons that people contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is habitually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the space, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied. If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give American Premier Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 818-370-7266 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.