Split Air Conditioning with Furnace saves up to 43% on your heating bill and 40% on cooling. Split Air Units provide more efficient and reliable service. It also reduces the greenhouse gas emissions which helps to save our environment. They can also be a good choice for room additions and small apartments, where extending or installing distribution ductwork (for a central air-conditioner or heating systems) is not feasible.
Advantages of using mini splits are their small size and provide zoning both heating and cooling individual rooms. Many models can have as many as four indoor air handling units connected to one outdoor unit. This means that the number depends on how much heating or cooling is required for the building or each zone. Each of the zones will have its own thermostat, so you only need to condition that space when it is occupied, saving energy and money.
Mini splits do not have ducts, thus avoiding energy losses associated with ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.
The primary disadvantages of mini splits are the cost and the appearance. Mini split cost approximately 30% more than more conventional units.
Single zone units are less expensive but, are generally only used to cool one area of the home. These are ideal for smaller spaces such as studio apartments. However, multiple zone units are designed to cool several spaces within a home. These also tend to be more expensive, as the capacity for these systems must be higher and more powerful.
Mini splits can be attached to your ceiling or wall. High up on the wall is more common, but as time has evolved, more homeowners are disguising them in the ceiling. If you choose to install your mini split AC unit in the ceiling, you can have it suspended, recessed or concealed. As you might imagine, recessed or concealed units are very popular for smaller units. The less noise in the room, the larger it will feel. If you have more question please give us a call, today!