What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when shopping for replacement systems or trying 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 concentrating on 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 areas 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 specific areas of your home are not as easy to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the team at San Antonio Air Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in San Antonio:

  • 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 more options for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you install 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 at home, 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 many options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and San Antonio Air Service Experts can help you select what’s the best solution for your house. They will take into consideration factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will happily discuss your situation 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 210-570-9705 or you can easily request an appointment online.

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