Is a Mini Split Right for You?

April 06, 2018

If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? 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 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 additional flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can create different comfort zones throughout the house. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system unique 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 use 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 more control over the temperature in your home, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help guard 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.

Some of the most common reasons that people think about 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 typically unoccupied.

When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 949-525-9119. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.