If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re struggling with any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home.
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 additional flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are an ideal 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 provide 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 lost during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With increased 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 susceptible to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to begin heating and cooling your home.
A few of the more common reasons that people consider 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 typically unoccupied.
When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.