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 seeking to improve 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 targeting 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 attached to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that tie in to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that specific areas of your home are more difficult to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the professionals at Strand Brothers Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and recommend the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Austin:

  • 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 additional solutions for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you utilize 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 at 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your house. 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 work with you 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 conveniently request an appointment online.

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