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 wanting to enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 certain 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 tie in to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that certain areas of your home are more difficult to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Kansas City:

  • 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 use more than one indoor unit, they are able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems support 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 conditoners, there are several options and sizes when it comes to mini-split systems, and Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing can help you decide what’s the best solution for your house. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will happily discuss your situation to decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with choosing one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our professionals a call at or you can simply request an appointment online.

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