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 trying to improve indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 particular spaces or rooms within the home. It allows for more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the locations that need it. The indoor unit is affixed to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that connect to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Service Experts come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Longmont:

  • 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 additional solutions for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you utilize more than one indoor unit, they are able to connect to the one outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in efficiency and keep you comfortable at home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can cut cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditioners, there are several options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Service Experts can help you select what’s most appropriate for your home. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will work with you to determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at 303-647-5749 or you can conveniently request an appointment online.

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