What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s typical for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when shopping for replacement systems or wanting to increase 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 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 more difficult to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Service Experts come in. We can help you find 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 Shreveport:

  • 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 can all connect to the single outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in efficiency and keep you comfortable in your living space, but there are cost benefits as well. According to ENERGY STAR, mini-split systems can lower cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditoners, there are a variety of options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Service Experts can help you determine what’s best for your household. 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 gladly help you decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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