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Does A Mini Split AC Unit Make Sense For Your Home?

Are you adding on to your home? Or, perhaps you have a part of your home that just doesn't seem to get cool enough to be comfortable in the hot, humid, summer months. Maybe you've been hesitant to invest in a whole-house air conditioning installation when it's only hot and uncomfortable in your area for a couple of months during the year. If these scenarios sound familiar, a mini-split AC unit might just be the answer you need.

What is a mini-split AC unit?

A mini-split AC unit is a ductless air conditioning, self-contained system that hangs on the wall and cools a specific area. These are ideal for a small apartment, house addition, or room where there is no existing ductwork. A mini-split system is much more efficient, not to mention aesthetically-pleasing than a window ac unit.

Benefits of a mini-split AC system

There are many benefits to a mini-split AC unit in addition to saving the expense and hassle of installing ducts. These include:

1. Energy efficiency

The average household loses up to 25 percent of its cooling capacity to leaking ill-fitting ducts. When you eliminate the ducts, you automatically improve your cooling efficiency, saving energy and energy dollars. You'll also save money by not cooling the entire house when you only need to cool one or two rooms.

2. Aesthetics

The sleek, unobtrusive look of a mini-split AC unit is much more visually appealing than a traditional window AC unit. In addition, you don't have the security concerns that come with a window unit and you don't lose your view out the window.

3. Minimal maintenance 

A ductless mini-split AC system requires much less AC maintenance than a central AC system. An annual service call and cleaning should be all your system needs to keep it running smoothly.

4. Flexibility 

A mini-split system can be installed quickly in almost any space in as little as one day. You don't have to put up with weeks of disruption and mess to install this type of system.

5. Easy installation

Yet another benefit of a mini-split AC system is its easy installation. Unlike whole-house AC systems, this type of air conditioning installation can be done quickly without the need for adding ducts and disrupting your household for days.

While a mini-split AC system isn't the right choice for every household, this type of air conditioning system is energy efficient, looks sleek and unobtrusive, and has the flexibility to work well in a variety of situations.

For more information, reach out to a company like Steele Brothers Heating Inc