When you intend to save money on your AC and heating bills, it makes sense to look into mini split HVAC systems. Although these systems were introduced in the country in the 70's, they are still not used very widely. The main reason behind this is that not every house is conducive to a mini split HVAC system.
Here is a list of circumstances in which a mini split system will be a solid and recommended option.
Great retrofit add-ons
Because of minimal damage to the window structure or wall, split units tend to make excellent retrofit add-ons, especially in smaller and older houses where air ducts will take up too much space. Apart from this, when quietness in a space is extremely important, split units are the best choice. Places such as churches, hospitals can benefit a lot from mini split HVAC systems.
Apartments on first floor
Split units make a lot of sense for apartments on first floor where window units and portable unit vents represent a security problem because of the need to keep the window open during all times when making use of portable systems.
Also, when using duct extensions is impractical, like in small apartments, introducing a mini split unit makes more sense. Think bedrooms, sun rooms, home offices and workshops. Also, in industrial settings and warehouse posts making use of split system HVAC units is more conducive.
If you live in a place with moderate winter climates
In moderate weather conditions, such as the ones found in the state of California, split HVAC systems can be utilized effectively both as heat pumps and air conditioners to reduce the heating bills during the winter season and cooling bills in the summer season.
When people who live together want different temperature settings
In a house where people with different preferences for temperature settings live or work in the same premises, it is best to install a mini split cooling system on the wall near the ceiling or mid-height. You can either install it to a drop ceiling or suspend it from the ceiling. By choosing the right air flow direction and placement from a mini split unit, you can easily take care of the preferences of numerous different "temperature personalities" living in the same house.
Single family homes with around four rooms
Finally, large houses with more than four rooms are suitable for mini split HVAC systems as normally a single outside unit can lodge up to four units inside. You will easily save money by choosing a central air conditioning system as there will be more control over the temperatures in the individual "zones" or rooms as well as because of no losses within the ducts.
If these circumstances apply to your house, then your house is a good candidate for installation of a mini split HVAC system, either for heating, cooling or for both. One of the best ways to find out where you stand is to get in touch with an expert or by looking through the internet for more information. You can also find other budget friendly options for your house if you research well.