What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

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

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of targeting the entire house, it works to heat or cool specific spaces or rooms within the home. It provides more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the locations 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 particular areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your house that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the professionals at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating come in. We can help you recognize the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in La Porte:

  • 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 flexibility for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you utilize more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the sole outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems support efficiency and keep you comfortable within your 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 a variety of options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Finch Air Conditioning & Heating can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your household. They will evaluate 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 selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at 281-407-9478 or you can simply request an appointment online.

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