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 add zoning to my home? Is there a flexible system? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be a good solution for your home. Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are usually easier to install. All it takes is an interior unit on an exterior wall and an outdoor condensing unit. For added flexibility, one outdoor unit can support up to five indoor units, depending upon the specific model. That means you can generate different comfort zones in your home. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while allowing you to create a heating and cooling system customized to your home. Mini-splits also offer positive returns 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 utilize ducts, less energy is lost during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can also positively affect your energy costs. With increased control over the temperature in your space, you won’t unnecessarily heat or cool space that is empty or unused. Mini-splits can also help guard your home. Traditional wall and window units can leave your home more prone to break-ins or intruders. Mini-splits only require a three-inch hole through your wall to start making your home comfortable. Several of the more common reasons that people think about 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 home, or there are rooms that are normally unoccupied. If you are considering whether a mini-split system is a candidate for your home, give Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or arrange an appointment with our online scheduler. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.