Ductless mini-split systems may be a good option to consider if you’re looking for a more efficient way to heat and cool your home. These systems are powered by electricity rather than natural gas. They do not, however, work well in all homes. Keep the following considerations in mind when deciding whether one of these systems is appropriate for your home.
Size In Square Feet
Mini-split systems work best in homes or rooms with 1,000 square feet or less of space. Homes that are larger than this have the problem of having too much space and too many spread-out rooms to efficiently heat or cool.
Consider insulation if you have a smaller home or a specific room that could benefit from a ductless, mini-split system. You must ensure that your home or room has adequate insulation for this type of system to function properly. Homes or rooms with inadequate insulation cause these systems to run more frequently than they should, resulting in increased energy consumption, utility bills, and wear and tear.
If you already have a forced air system with duct work or live in a larger home, consider installing a mini-split system for a new addition. For example, if you’re adding a room to your home, you can invest in this type of system specifically for that room rather than having to modify existing duct work and install vents.
If you have a room in your home that needs additional heating or cooling, such as one that doesn’t get enough sun or one that gets a lot of sun, ductless, mini-split systems are an excellent choice. As needed, this type of system can provide additional heating or cooling to that room.