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Is a Mini Split Right for You?

If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a way to get around installing additional ductwork? What if I want to add zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be the ideal product for your home comfort needs.

Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All you’ll need 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 create different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you 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 utilize ducts, less energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can help your utility bill too. With enhanced control over the temperature in your space, you won’t spend extra money heating or cooling areas that aren’t used. 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 start making your home comfortable.

Several of the more common reasons that people think about 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 home, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied.

If you are considering whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.

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