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 targeting 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 areas that need it. The indoor unit is attached 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 specific 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 team at Neal Harris Service Experts 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 more options for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you use more than one indoor unit, they can all connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable at 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 within the mini-split family, and Neal Harris Service Experts can help you decide what’s best 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 determine 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 816-787-0500 or you can simply request an appointment online.

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