If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to incorporate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home.
Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need 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 additional flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are an ideal 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 positive returns 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 escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With increased 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 shelter 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 get started on the path to home comfort.
Some of the most 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 frequently unoccupied.
If you are considering whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Osceola Air, LLC a call at 407-477-6319. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.