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 seeking to enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 certain spaces or rooms within the home. It allows for more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the locations that need it. The indoor unit is affixed 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 certain 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 team at Sunbeam Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Buffalo:

  • 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 additional solutions for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you use more than one indoor unit, they are able to connect to the sole outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems support efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, 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 several options and sizes within the mini-split family, and Sunbeam Service Experts can help you select 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 work with you to determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at 716-427-6807 or you can easily request an appointment online.

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