What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when shopping for 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 concentrating on the entire house, it works to heat or cool certain spaces or rooms within the home. It allows for more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the rooms and space that need it. The indoor unit is mounted 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 certain 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 identify the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in North America:

  • 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 install more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the one 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 within the mini-split family, and Service Experts can help you decide what’s best for your home. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will work with you to decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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