What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s typical for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when researching replacement systems or seeking to enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 areas 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 specific areas of your home are harder 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 Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Raleigh:

  • 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 additional solutions for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you utilize more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in 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 conditoners, there are several options and sizes when it comes to mini-split systems, and Service Experts can help you decide what’s best 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 gladly help you determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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