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 less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to incorporate zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you.

Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For extra flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can create different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system tailored 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 lost 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 waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. Mini-splits can also help guard your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more prone 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 typically warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the home, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied.

If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.