What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s common 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 alternative options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of targeting the entire house, it works to heat or cool specific 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 particular areas of your home are more difficult to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your house that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the team at A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Waldorf:

  • 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 install more than one indoor unit, they are able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, 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 a variety of options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and A-PLUS Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what’s the best solution for your household. They will take into consideration factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will gladly help you decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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