What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s common for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when shopping for replacement systems or wanting to enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about other 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 particular spaces or rooms within the home. It allows for more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the locations 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 harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your house that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Mountainwest Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the more common reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Salt Lake City:

  • 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 are able to connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, 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 Mountainwest Service Experts can help you select what’s the best solution 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 gladly help you conclude if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our professionals a call at or you can simply request an appointment online.

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