An air conditioning option you may not have looked into, or even heard of, is a mini-split system. Mini-split systems have been prominent 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 sometimes with many indoor units.
With the mini-split model of air conditioning you are easily 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 single zones attached to one outdoor unit. The number of zones will be determined on how much cooling is required and how well the room is insulated.
Mini-split systems are a successful solution to both your air conditioning and heating needs because they are compact, quiet and help you build a more tolerant home environment. Not to mention that the economical levels of mini-split systems mean that you’re able to have more control of your home’s comfort while also being cautious of your monthly energy spending.
Mini-splits are top options for new home additions especially sun rooms. They aren’t noisy than a window unit because, just like a central air conditioner system, the condensing unit is outdoors. They also have sleek, current 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 right for you and your house. If you’d like to discuss if a mini-split system will work for you give our professionals a call at 503-663-8033.