Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you probably have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to integrate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home. Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t need ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All it requires 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 make different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home. Mini-splits also provide 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 use 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 more control over the temperature in your space, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help shelter 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 begin heating and cooling your home. Several 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 house, 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 Hammack Service Company a call at 972-669-9192 or arrange an appointment with our online scheduler. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.