Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If are taking the steps to get 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 incorporate zoning to my home? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you. Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it requires 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 in your home. Mini-splits are a great solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you to create a heating and cooling system unique to your home. Mini-splits also deliver 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 help your utility bill too. With increased control over the temperature in your space, 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 susceptible 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 contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is typically warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the house, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied. If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or set up an appointment with our online scheduler. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.