Is a Mini Split Right for You?

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If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs.

Mini-splits can deliver more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For added 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 great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while letting you create a heating and cooling system tailored to your home.

Mini-splits also deliver positive returns 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 also positively affect your energy costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your house, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help protect 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.

A few of the more common reasons that people contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is usually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the space, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied.

If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Paso Robles Heating and Air a call at 805-203-8667 or arrange an appointment with our online scheduler. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.

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