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 enhance indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different 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 specific 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 attached 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 certain areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your home that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the team at McKinley Heating Service Experts come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the more common reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Edmonton:

  • 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 utilize more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the one 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 reduce cooling costs by 30 percent compared to conventional room air conditioners.

Just like traditional air conditoners, there are many options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and McKinley Heating Service Experts can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your home. 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 determine if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with choosing one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can simply request an appointment online.

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