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Mini-split systems

Pros and Cons of a Mini-Split System

If you are considering remodeling your home, you may want to upgrade your HVAC system. A popular heating and cooling system is the ductless mini-split systems. These systems are small, but mighty. Plus, they don’t need any ducting. This means easier installation and maintenance.

The Pros of Mini-Split Systems

A mini-split system has several advantages. They are small in size, which makes them great for cooling individual areas. With this system, you can zone specific areas in the home. Each zone in the home will have its own thermostat. This allows you to only condition the rooms when needed. Mini-split systems are also easier to install. 

This is because it doesn’t need ductwork for these systems. These units also offer flexibility when it comes to interior design. They can be on the ceiling, hung on the wall, or even mounted flush with the ceiling. Mini-split systems are also safer than other units. They only need a small hole in the wall. Window air conditioner units make it easy for someone to break into your home. To top it off, these types of units are very energy efficient.

The Cons of Mini-Split Systems

While it may seem that mini-split systems are perfect, they may not be a perfect fit for you. There are also several cons to getting a mini-split system. The initial cost may be more expensive than a traditional system. It is also imperative to have the correct installation calculations. 

If they are too big or not located in the right area, this could lead to short cycling. Short cycling will waste energy. It may also cause areas to not be the ideal temperature or humidity. Some people do not like how the mini-split system looks in the home. If you have a larger home, you will need many units throughout your home.

Getting a Mini-Split System

If you decide that you want to get a mini-split system, you will want to find an HVAC professional to install it for you. You should never try to install it yourself. If you try to install it yourself, you may not install it the right way, which could cause your unit not to work well. You would see an increase in your utility bills. Hiring an HVAC expert to install them will ensure it is right the first time.

Call Us Today

At Service Express, we offer mini-split system installation. You can call us to have one of our friendly HVAC professionals come out to show you how you can enjoy this kind of system. They can show you ideas for installation, where the units will go, and where the outdoor unit will go. They can also further discuss with you the pros and cons of this system option.