What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

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

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of focusing on the entire house, it works to heat or cool particular spaces or rooms within the home. It offers 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 connect 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 home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the professionals at Service Experts Commercial HVAC come in. We can help you recognize the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Toronto:

  • 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 install more than one indoor unit, they can all connect to the sole outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable within your home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can reduce cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditioners, there are several options and sizes when it comes to mini-split systems, and Service Experts Commercial HVAC can help you determine what’s the best solution for your home. They will evaluate factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will work with you to conclude if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our professionals a call at 289-201-2346 or you can simply request an appointment online.

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