What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s normal for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when researching replacement systems or wanting 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 specific spaces or rooms within the home. It provides more targeted cooling or heating and saves on energy costs by focusing on the rooms and space that need it. The indoor unit is affixed 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 particular areas of your home are not as easy to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the experts at Bob Brown Service Experts come in. We can help you identify the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the typical reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Phoenix:

  • 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 sole outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems help with 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 Bob Brown Service Experts can help you decide what’s most appropriate for your house. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will gladly help you decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with finding one that appropriately meets your needs. Give our team a call at or you can conveniently request an appointment online.

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