Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If your home’s heating and cooling system needs upgrading, you undoubtedly have a lot of questions. Is there a ductless solution that will work for my home? What if I want to incorporate zoning to my home? Are there more flexible options? If you’re contemplating any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home. Mini-splits can provide more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t involve ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All you’ll need is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For extra flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can make different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are an ideal solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home. Mini-splits also deliver benefits for your home’s energy efficiency and security. According to Energy.gov, more than 30 percent of the energy you use heating and cooling your home comes from the temperature lost through your ducts. Because mini-split systems don’t use ducts, less energy is wasted during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can help your utility bill too. With increased control over the temperature in your house, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. Mini-splits can also help guard your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more vulnerable to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to get started on the path to home comfort. Several of the more common reasons that people contemplate mini-split systems is if there is a room that is usually warmer or colder than the rest of the house; there has been an addition to the space, or there are rooms that are typically unoccupied. If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is appropriate for your home, give Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduler. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could advance your home.