Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you likely have a lot of questions. Is there a less invasive system than installing new ducts? What if I want to incorporate zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re struggling with 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 added flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are a wonderful 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 provide 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 reduce your utility costs. With more control over the temperature in your house, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help guard your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more prone 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. Some of the most common reasons that people think about 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 house, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied. When you’re ready to learn more about whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-220-0753 or arrange an appointment with our online scheduler. Our professionals are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.