What is a Mini Split And Why Should You Consider Installing One?
Our team at Shane’s Pro HVAC Services are experts at installing, repairing and servicing mini split HVAC systems. If you’re looking to reduce your electricity costs, improve the comfort of your home or office, and get away from the ductwork that comes with traditional central air conditioning, you might want to consider installing a mini split air conditioner system in your home or office instead. It’s an option you may not have considered before, but it has many benefits over traditional air conditioning that make it worth considering. Here are some of the main things you should know about mini splits and why they can be an excellent HVAC option for any building.
What Is A Mini Split?
A mini-split system (also called multi-split or ductless heat pump) is an HVAC solution that uses small units located outside of your home to control temperature. These units can be either wall mounted or ceiling mounted. In general, they’re used to heat and cool individual rooms, unlike traditional central air systems that use one large unit to cool several rooms at once. However, there are larger mini-split systems available that can handle whole house cooling or heating needs, but those don’t generally work as well in the hotter climates we deal with here in Texas and Louisiana.
Mini Split Features
In recent years, technology has become more compact, more efficient and less expensive. That’s true for mini-splits as well. Sometimes these units will save you energy costs (depending on the size of the area you are trying to cool) compared to traditional HVAC systems and sometimes are a simpler installation solution depending on the space or building. Two other benefits to consider that come with mini splits are:
- Technology improvements have lowered operating costs.
- In general units are much quieter than they used to be even though they run on small motors rather than gas or oil furnaces. That makes them easy neighbors!
Is A Mini Split System Right For Me?
The mini-split system has some significant advantages over other cooling systems. For starters, they can be used in any space or room where it might be impractical to install ductwork. They are also much more energy efficient than other methods of cooling, making them an ideal option for many homeowners who wish to minimize their use of fossil fuels. As with any new technology, however, there are some potential downsides to consider as well: installation costs, maintenance concerns, and slow start-up times are just three of these potential drawbacks that you may wish to consider before making your decision about installing a mini split in your home or office. At Shane’s Pro HVAC Services, we are big proponents of mini split systems but we evaluate the customers needs and the building or space they want to cool before making a recommendation.
Mini-Split Ductless Air Conditioning systems are the perfect option for additions to homes or offices as you can keep your existing central cooling and heating system and add a ductless mini split system to your addition verses having to replace your existing system and ductwork to cool or heat the new addition. Or maybe you have a part of your home that is hotter than the rest of the home due to a shade tree being removed and don’t want to spend the money to redesign the whole house system to cool that part of the home. A mini-split is perfect for those situations.