Is a Mini Split Right for You?

April 06, 2018

If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? 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 generally easier to install. All it requires 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 throughout the house. 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 customized to your home.

Mini-splits also deliver 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 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 spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. Mini-splits can also help protect 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 start making your home comfortable.

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 house, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.

If you are considering whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at (616) 669-3961. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.