An air conditioning option you may not have considered, or even heard of, is a mini-split system. Mini-split systems have been favored in Europe and Asia for quite some time and are becoming even more popular in the United States. Similar to a forced central air conditioner they have an outdoor and indoor unit, and periodically with many indoor units.
With the mini-split model of air conditioning you are able to establish individual zones in your home, with each zone having its own thermostat. This grants you to only cool the areas of your home that are in use. Many models are able to have four individualized zones connected to one outdoor unit. The number of zones will be determined by how much cooling is necessary and how well the room is insulated.
Mini-split systems are a great fix to both your air conditioning and heating needs because they are compact, quiet and help you create a more tolerant home environment. Not to mention, the productive levels of mini-split systems mean that you’re able to have greater control of your home’s comfort while also being mindful of your monthly energy costs.
Mini-splits are great options for new home additions like sun rooms. They are quieter than a window unit because, just like a central air conditioner system, the condensing unit is outside. They also have sleek, modern designs and don’t block out light from windows like a window unit. There are many different installation options as well, including the ability to have the indoor unit equipped in a ceiling.
Your air conditioning really comes down to what is right for you and your home. If you’d like to discuss if a mini-split system will work for you give our professionals a call at 256-801-4701.