Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Why Choose a Mini-Split Air Conditioner?
If you have a home with a room that always seems to be too hot in the Summer, a mini-split AC system may be the perfect solution. Home Air Conditioning and Heating Service sells and installs the top names in mini-splits at the lowest prices available. Here’s why a mini-split may be the right choice for you:

Ductless, mini-split-system heat pumps (mini splits) make great retrofit add-ons to homes where extending or installing distribution ductwork is not feasible or efficient new homes that require only a small space conditioning system.

Like standard air-source heat pumps, mini splits have two main components – an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units.

The main advantages of mini splits are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Some models can have as many as four indoor air-handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. The number depends on how much heating or cooling is required for the home or each zone (which in turn is affected by how well the home is insulated.) Each of the zones has its own thermostat, so you only need to condition occupied spaces. In many cases, the thermostat includes a handy remote control to make adjusting the temperature easy. Individual thermostats save energy and money.

Ductless mini-split systems are easier to install than some other types of space conditioning systems. For example, the hook-up between the outdoor and indoor units generally requires only a three-inch hole through a wall for the conduit. Most manufacturers of this type of system can provide a variety of lengths of connecting conduits, and, if necessary, you can locate the outdoor unit as far away as 50 feet from the indoor evaporator. This makes it possible to cool rooms on the front side of a house, but locate the compressor in a more advantageous or inconspicuous place on the outside of the building.

Mini splits have no ducts, so they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.

In comparison to other add-on systems, mini splits offer more interior design flexibility. The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. Floor-standing models are also available. Most indoor units are about seven inches deep and have sleek, high tech-looking jackets. Many also offer a remote control to make it easier to turn the system on and off when it’s positioned high on a wall or suspended from a ceiling.

Split systems can also help keep your home safer. Unlike window-mount systems that make it easy for intruders to break-in, mini-split systems only require a a small hole in the wall.

Don’t wait for the scorching Nevada heat to arrive. Call Home Air Conditioning and Heating at 702-878-8367 today to learn how you can keep your home – even that problem room – cool this Summer.