Is a Mini Split Right for You? 04/06/2018If are taking the steps to get a new heating and cooling system, you likely 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? Can I make my system more flexible? If you’re wondering about any of these questions, a mini-split system may be right for you. Mini-splits can offer more flexibility than traditional systems. Because they don’t require ductwork, they are typically easier to install. All it requires 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 make different comfort zones within your space. Mini-splits are a wonderful solution when installing new ductwork just doesn’t make sense all while giving you the chance to create a heating and cooling system unique to your home. Mini-splits also offer advantages 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 escapes during heating and cooling than using traditional ducts. The flexibility they provide through zoning can reduce your utility costs. With enhanced control over the temperature in your space, you won’t waste energy heating or cooling spaces that don’t need it. 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. Some of the most common reasons that people contemplate 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 house, or there are rooms that are frequently unoccupied. If you’d like to discuss whether a mini-split system is right for your home, give Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment with our online scheduler. Our experts would are happy to share more about how this system could improve your home.