What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s typical for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when looking for replacement systems or wanting to enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about alternative options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of concentrating on the entire house, it works to heat or cool specific spaces or rooms within the home. It allows for more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the rooms and space that need it. The indoor unit is mounted to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that run to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are not as easy to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the team at Comfort Masters Service Experts come in. We can help you recognize the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the more common reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Wheeling:

  • Hot and Cold Rooms
  • Unoccupied Rooms
  • Additions/Renovations
  • Enclosed Patios
  • Homes Without Space for Ductwork
  • Larger, Multi-Zone Living Spaces

Many mini-split systems come with multiple indoor air-handling units, providing you with more options for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you install more than one indoor unit, they are able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can lower cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditioners, there are a variety of options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Comfort Masters Service Experts can help you determine what’s the best solution for your household. They will take into consideration factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will happily discuss your situation to determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at 847-250-6729 or you can easily request an appointment online.

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