What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when researching replacement systems or trying to increase indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about other options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of focusing on the entire house, it works to heat or cool particular spaces or rooms within the home. It offers more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the areas that need it. The indoor unit is attached to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that run to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are not as easy to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your house that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Service Experts come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the more common reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in West Palm Beach:

  • 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 flexibility for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you utilize more than one indoor unit, they can all connect to the one outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in efficiency and keep you comfortable at home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can cut 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 select what’s best for your home. They will evaluate factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will work with you to determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at or you can conveniently request an appointment online.

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