An air conditioning option you may not have considered, or even heard of, is a mini-split system. Mini-split systems have been popular in Europe and Asia for quite some time and are becoming even more popular in the United States. Just like a forced central air conditioner they have an outdoor and indoor unit, and occasionally with various indoor units.
With the mini-split model of air conditioning you are able to create individual zones in your home, with each zone having its own thermostat. This allows you to only cool the areas of your home that are in use. Many models are able to have four simplified zones attached to one outdoor unit. The number of zones will depend on how much cooling is necessary and how tightly the room is insulated.
Mini-split systems are a great answer 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 that 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 bills.
Mini-splits are top options for new home additions especially sun rooms. They make less noise than a window unit because, just like a central air conditioner system, the condensing unit is outdoors. They also have sleek, contemporary 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 put in a ceiling.
Your air conditioning really comes down to what is the best fit 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 505-445-1250.