Most people have never heard of using a mini-split system as an air conditioning option. Often found in Europe and Asia, mini-split systems are gaining popularity in the United States. Mini-split systems have outdoor and indoor units like a forced central air conditioner, but they don’t require all the ductwork. Occasionally, they even have numerous indoor units.
Choosing a mini-split system for air conditioning allows you to design separate zones in your home, each operated by its own thermostat. These zones will allow you to regulate only the rooms that are occupied. It’s typical for mini-split systems to have the capability of joining four specific zones. You will decide how many zones you require in your home depending on how much cooling you need and how well-insulated each room is.
Using a mini-split system for your heating needs as well as your cooling needs is totally achievable because they are quiet, small and make your home comfortable. What’s even better is mini-split systems are incredibly energy-efficient and can help you manage your energy costs while keeping your home comfortable.
When you’ve added a new room to your home, like a sun room, a mini-split is a great decision. Not only do they function more quietly than a window unit, but they look more streamlined in the room because the condensing unit is outside, just like that of a central air conditioner system. They also don’t deter natural light like a window unit will. Truthfully, you may not notice it at all with plenty of unique installation options as well, including having your indoor unit installed in the ceiling.
What you choose to meet your air conditioning needs depends on your unique needs and what will work best in your home. We can help you find the best solution. Call us at 510-343-9841 to determine if a mini-split system will work for you.