If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you probably 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? Are there more flexible options? If you’re wondering about 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 need ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For added flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can make different comfort zones in your home. 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 tailored 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 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 enhanced control over the temperature in your house, 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 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 contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is habitually 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 a candidate for your home, give Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.