What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when looking for replacement systems or seeking to increase indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about alternative options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of focusing on the entire house, it works to heat or cool particular spaces or rooms within the home. It offers more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the rooms and space that need it. The indoor unit is mounted to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that run to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are not as easy to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the team at Strand Brothers Service Experts come in. We can help you recognize the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Austin:

  • Hot and Cold Rooms
  • Unoccupied Rooms
  • Additions/Renovations
  • Enclosed Patios
  • Homes Without Space for Ductwork
  • Larger, Multi-Zone Living Spaces

Many mini-split systems come with multiple indoor air-handling units, providing you with flexibility for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you install more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in efficiency and keep you comfortable within your home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can lower cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditioners, there are several options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Strand Brothers Service Experts can help you select what’s most appropriate for your household. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will gladly help you conclude if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at 512-596-1257 or you can easily request an appointment online.

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