What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when researching replacement systems or wanting to improve indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 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 affixed to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that connect to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific 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 BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning come in. We can help you recognize 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 Elkhart:

  • 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 more options for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you use more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable at home, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can reduce 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 BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your house. 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 happily discuss your situation to decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with choosing one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at or you can simply request an appointment online.

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