Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? 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 offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are generally easier to install. All it takes 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 great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home. Mini-splits also offer positive returns 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 use ducts, less energy escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With more control over the temperature in your home, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. Mini-splits can also help protect your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more vulnerable to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to get started on the path to home comfort. Several of the more common reasons that people consider 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 space, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied. When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. We’d be happy to share more about how this system could benefit your home.