What is a Mini-Split System?

August 18, 2017

It’s typical for people to immediately think of traditional air conditoners when looking for replacement systems or trying to improve indoor comfort, but it’s important not to forget about different options such as a mini-split system.

Mini-split systems are a ductless form of heating and cooling. Instead of concentrating on the entire house, it works to heat or cool certain 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 mounted to the ceiling or wall and the cooled refrigerant is pumped in via refrigerant lines that tie in to the outdoor unit.

You may notice that particular areas of your home are harder to cool or perhaps you have built additions or enclosed rooms to your space that don’t include ductwork. That’s where the professionals at Rolf Griffin Service Experts come in. We can help you find the issue(s) and provide the best solution. These are some of the most popular reasons homeowners consider mini-split systems for maintaining comfort in Fort Wayne:

  • 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 additional solutions for zoning or cooling individual rooms. If you use more than one indoor unit, they will all be able to connect to the one outdoor unit.

Not only can mini-split systems aide in efficiency and keep you comfortable at home, 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 a variety of options and sizes when looking at mini-split systems, and Rolf Griffin Service Experts can help you determine what’s best for your home. They will consider factors such as room size, age of home, insulation levels, weather patterns and the number of windows. Our experts will happily discuss your situation to decide if a mini-split system would work for you and assist with selecting one that appropriately meets your needs. Give us a call at or you can easily request an appointment online.

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