Are Mini Splits Right for You?

Mini-Split Systems in Akron / Canton | Forquer Heating & Air ConditioningHome heating options range widely in features and cost. Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps offer a flexibility worth considering. While the cost of installing a mini-split system may be higher than other options, operating costs, rebates, and financial incentives lower the expense.

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What are Mini-Split Systems?

Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps or mini splits use two main components for operation. The outdoor compressor/condenser links by a conduit to the indoor air-handling unit. The conduit contains the power cable, suction and refrigerant tubing, and the condensation drain. These systems operate much like a standard air-source heat pump.

The benefits of the system include its efficiency and comfortable heat. They also run quietly, which homeowners love. The small size and flexibility of these units allows the heating and cooling of one room and offers the option of zoning among multiple rooms. Energy and financial savings result as each room’s temperature is controlled individually and heat loss through ducts is eliminated.

When is it Good to Use a Mini-Split System?

Heating one room proves to be the best and ideal use of ductless mini splits. The addition of a breakfast room, sunroom, master bedroom suite or other single, open space benefits from the heat produced by these systems.

In homes where retrofitting ductwork proves expensive or too difficult, mini splits offer a viable option. Additions where you are not able to design or construct a duct system also offer a place for mini splits to shine. No natural gas to your property? Again, mini splits provide a solution.

When Shouldn't I Use a Mini-Split System?

Cut up floor plans work against the benefits of mini splits. Therefore, homes with many separate rooms should avoid this option, if possible. However, if a ductless system offers the best solution to heating issues in these cases, a professional installer can recommend mini split units with multiple heads or supplies to accommodate the need.

The cold temperatures of Northeast Ohio winters threaten the capacity and efficiency of mini split systems. When the mercury drops, so does efficiency. Units vary on what temperature impacts their function. Checking this detail before installing is important. Also, new technology (though expensive) produces models which work well even at five degrees below zero.

Researching mini splits proves worth your time and effort as you seek to heat your home this winter or cool it next summer. Contact us today to determine if ductless mini-split-system heat pumps offer the best option for your home or addition’s heating/cooling needs.

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