An air conditioning option you may not have contemplated, or even heard of, is a mini-split system. Mini-split systems have been popular in Europe and Asia for quite some time and are becoming even more popular in the United States. Similar to a forced central air conditioner they have an outdoor and indoor unit, and sometimes with many indoor units.
With the mini-split model of air conditioning you are easily able to organize individual zones in your home, with each zone having its own thermostat. This allows you to only cool the areas of your home that are not empty. Many models are able to have four individualized zones linked to one outdoor unit. The number of zones will depend on how much cooling is needed and how well the room is insulated.
Mini-split systems are a great solution to both your air conditioning and heating needs because they are compact, quiet and help you build a more comfortable home environment. Not to mention, the efficiency levels of mini-split systems mean that you’re able to have better control of your home’s comfort while also being mindful of your monthly energy costs.
Mini-splits are great options for new home additions especially sun rooms. They are quieter than a window unit because, just like a central air conditioner system, the condensing unit is outside. They also have sleek, contemporary designs and don’t block out light from windows like a window unit. There are many different installation options as well, including the ability to have the indoor unit put in a ceiling.
Your air conditioning really comes down to what is correct for you and your house. If you’d like to discuss if a mini-split system will work for you give our professionals a call at 703-260-1148.