What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s common for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when looking for replacement systems or trying to improve indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about alternative options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of focusing on the entire house, it works to heat or cool certain 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 mounted to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that run to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that particular areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Service Experts come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and advise the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Canada:

  • 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 install more than one indoor unit, they can all connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable within your 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 many options and sizes when it comes to mini-split systems, and Service Experts can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your house. They will evaluate 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 conclude if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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