An air conditioning option you may not have looked into, or even heard of, is a mini-split system. Mini-split systems have been prominent in Europe and Asia for quite some time and are becoming continuously popular in the United States. Similar to a forced central air conditioner they have an outdoor and indoor unit, and occasionally with various indoor units.
With the mini-split model of air conditioning you are easily able to create 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 occupied. Many models are able to have four simplified zones connected to one outdoor unit. The number of zones will change subject to how much cooling is necessary and how well the room is insulated.
Mini-split systems are a reliable answer to both your air conditioning and heating needs because they are compact, quiet and help you create a more tolerant home environment. Not to mention, the efficiency levels of mini-split systems mean that you’re able to have more control of your home’s comfort while also being cautious of your monthly energy costs.
Mini-splits are great options for new home additions like sun rooms. They are quieter than a window unit because, just like a central air conditioner system, the condensing unit is outdoors. They also have sleek, current designs and don’t block out light from windows like a window unit. There are many diverse installation options as well, including the ability to have the indoor unit equipped in a ceiling.
Your air conditioning really comes down to what is the best fit 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 703-278-2036.