Mini-Splits: The Benefits and the Drawbacks
Mini-splits are ductless heat pumps, so they can heat or cool a living space in the same way as the more traditional units: that is, by drawing heat from either the outdoors or indoors and releasing it in the other direction. Depending on the size of your home and the extent of your needs, mini-splits can be just the thing to install. Here are the pros and cons.
High Cost, But It Pays Off
With a traditional heat pump, which is nothing more than one compressor and one air handler, you pay a few thousand dollars and get whole-house heating and cooling. With mini-splits, though, you have to think about how many air handlers to purchase because one air handler can only accommodate a living space of about 500 to 600 square feet. The more air handlers you have installed, the more you pay.
Durable, Energy-Efficient Systems
It all pays off in the long run, though, as mini-splits are built to last a good 30 years, provided that they’re maintained. They also cut out all energy waste.
One of the perennial problems with ducted heat pumps is that their ducts let a lot of air seep out. That means it takes longer for them to heat or cool your home, and you pay more than you should on your monthly bill. Mini-splits eliminate this problem altogether by delivering all their air straight into your room.
Multi-Zone Heating and Cooling
Best of all, mini-splits provide customized comfort. Gone will be the days when your family members complain about the temperature being too hot or too cold for them. With an air handler in each room, everyone can set the thermostat to his or her liking.
Ready to Install Your Mini-Split
At Real Time Bros Heating & Air Conditioning, we can install, repair, and maintain ductless heat pumps anywhere in Garden Grove, CA. We also service air conditioning systems, clean air ducts, install insulation and sell indoor air quality products like humidifiers. Established in 2017, our company has become a trusted name in the HVAC industry. Call today to find out more!