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Is Smaller Less Effective? Some Basic Info about Mini Split Systems

Chris Helms - Thursday, November 20, 2014
Mini Split Systems

What do you need to know about mini split systems?

Size isn’t everything when it comes to heating and cooling, and mini split systems are the perfect example of that. A lot of homeowners and business owners have the idea “bigger is better” when it comes to heating and cooling systems, but this is actually incorrect. In fact, if a system is too big, it will be significantly less efficient than a system that is the right size for your space.

But is a mini split system a good option when you’re considering heating and cooling a home or business? Here’s the info you need:

No Ductwork Required

One of the biggest expenses when installing a new HVAC system can be the extensive ductwork required. Mini split systems actually operate without ductwork. So if you’re installing a new system or retrofitting an existing non-ducted system, instead of tearing apart the building to add ductwork, you just install the outdoor component and the units for each room or area and you’re done.

Flexibility Guaranteed

Because mini split systems are so small, they can be used more effectively for zoning and for heating and cooling individual rooms or spaces. With up to four indoor units for each outdoor compressor/condenser, you can heat or cool more spaces with fewer installation requirements.

Energy Efficient

Because mini split systems don’t lose temperature as air travels through a duct system, they can be as much as 30% more energy efficient than a central system. You can also choose from a variety of energy-efficient models that will save you money month to month.

If you’re considering a new heating and cooling system, don’t overlook the advantages of alternatives to central HVAC. For more information and a free estimate on mini split systems for your home or business, contact Helms Heating and Air Conditioning today.