1. Better Cooling or Heating of Individual Rooms:
When it comes to adequately heating individual rooms or zones within a home, mini-splits highly effective. This efficiency has to do with the individual air-handling units that are placed within a given room or area in the home. These units can be adjusted to cool or heat only those rooms which are currently being occupied.
2. Flexibility/Increased Placement Options:
Maintaining existing interior design is far easier when utilizing mini-splits. This is because the air-handling components provide a number of placement options, which is not always the case when installing other types of add-on systems. Air-handlers can be affixed to a wall, suspended from the ceiling, and even mounted into drop ceilings. There is also the option of floor models, which can be beneficial for certain circumstances.
3. Easy Installation:
Those who’ve undertaken duct work expansion are fully aware of just how difficult such projects can be. Conversely, installing a mini-split in one’s home is an extremely stress-free procedure. Coupling of outdoor and indoor components can be accomplished with a three-inch hole, which is much less invasive than other systems. Because conduits are available in a variety of lengths, outdoor units can be situated up to 50 feet away from the indoor evaporator. This increases discreet placement options for the outdoor components.
4. Improved Energy Efficiency:
Inefficient use of energy is not only detrimental to the environment, it can also greatly increase utility bills. Ducts are notorious for losing energy due to their construction, with up to 30% of generated heat or cool air dissipating while making its way through duct work. Because mini-splits don’t require ducts to disperse heat or cool air throughout a home, they aren’t subject to the same energy losses.
5. Ability to Customize:
Another great feature of mini-splits is the ability to customize. Most systems come with features like timers and built-in sleep functions, giving homeowners greater control of when and how they cool or heat their homes. Traditional systems usually don’t allow for customized use, which can lead to unnecessary charges, as well as a less efficient use of energy.