The Benefits of a Mini-Split System07/25/2016 Most people have never heard of using a mini-split system as an air conditioning option. Common in Europe and Asia, mini-split systems are increasing popularity in the United States. Mini-split systems have outdoor and indoor units like a forced central air conditioner, but they don’t demand all the ductwork. Sometimes, they even have numerous indoor units. Choosing a mini-split system for air conditioning allows you to establish unique zones in your home, each controlled by its own thermostat. These areas will allow you to cool only the rooms that are occupied. It’s typical for mini-split systems to have the capability of linking four specific spaces. You will choose how many zones you need in your house depending on how much cooling you need and how well-insulated each room is. Using a mini-split system for your heating needs as well as your cooling needs is absolutely possible because they are discreet, condensed and make your home comfortable. What’s even better is mini-split systems are very energy-efficient and can help you manage your energy costs while keeping your home comfortable. When you’ve built on a new room to your home, like a sun room, a mini-split is a great choice. Not only do they operate more quietly than a window unit, but they look more streamlined in the room because the condensing unit is outside, just like that of a central air conditioner system. They also don’t deter natural light like a window unit will. In fact, you may not notice it at all with many unique installation options as well, including having your indoor unit installed in the ceiling. What you select to meet your air conditioning needs depends on your unique needs and what will work best in your home. We can help you find the best solution. Call us at 815-768-6656 to determine if a mini-split system will work for you. If it’s easier for you, feel free to schedule an appointment with us online.