What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s common for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when looking for replacement systems or trying 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 concentrating on the entire house, it works to heat or cool particular spaces or rooms within the home. It provides more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the locations 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 particular areas of your home are not as easy 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 Midway Services come in. We can help you recognize 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 Clearwater:

  • 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 sole outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems support efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, 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 many options and sizes within the mini-split family, and Midway Services can help you decide what’s the best solution for your house. They will evaluate 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 conclude if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with choosing one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at 727-219-2471 or you can simply request an appointment online.

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