If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home.
Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All you’ll need 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 create different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you to create a heating and cooling system unique 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 require 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 enhanced control over the temperature in your space, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help protect 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 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 space, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied.
When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.