Mini-Split AC System Benefits
Many advantages come along with utilizing a mini-split AC system. One of the most prominent is improved cooling for your property. For better cooling in those areas, each air handler Positioned to affect specific rooms or zones. You may adjust the temperature of an area based on your preferences, such as time occupied, preferred sleep temperature, and much more. Conversely, you may switch off units located in rooms that have little to no occupancy. Another advantage is the elimination of ductwork. You may install mini-splits in locations such as new rooms, build on, he or she sheds, and anywhere else traditional ductwork installation would be difficult and costly. Mini-splits are also easier to install and come with similar warranties as conventional systems. Finally, they even require less maintenance than central air conditioners.
Mini-Split Heating System Benefits
Mini-split systems can also provide space heating when used with a heat pump feature. Many advantages come with this system, as well. In addition to those mentioned above, advanced customization on which rooms and zones you want to heat becomes an option. Mini-split heating systems also use no ductwork, are easy to install, offer warranties, and less maintenance. Much like mini-split AC systems, they also allow significantly lower heating bills. According to theDepartment of Energy, an ENERGY STAR certified ductless mini-split system can use 60% less energy than standard home systems. Those of us who live in regions with cold weather can picture the savings. A mini-split heating system can offset its own cost when factoring how much you would save throughout the years.
However, there are some downsides to these systems. In many cases, a homeowner must determine what type of heating system makes the most sense in terms of rooms count, the capacity needed to support those areas, and the BTU rating of the unit.
Lastly, though mini-splits incur lower heating costs overall, initial installation may be more expensive, which may put off some homeowners. Fortunately, incentives or rebates are available for those interested in ductless heating systems because they are more environmentally friendly.