Mini Split HVAC System – What Spaces Are Mini Splits Most Suitable For?


When you are looking to save money on your air conditioning and heating utility bill, it certainly makes sense to look into mini split HVAC system choices. HVAC here stands for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning.

While mini split HVAC systems have been introduced in the USA in the 70’s, they are still not widely used, and only recently have the split HVAC energy savings and low noise qualities come out to shine.

We will list here the circumstances and the spaces in which a mini split HVAC system is an especially solid and recommended choice. When one or more circumstances apply to you, you will know better that looking further into split unit system installation makes sense.

Split units make great retrofit add-ons

Due to the minimal invasiveness into the wall or window structure, split units make for good retrofit add-ons. For instance, older, and smaller houses where ducts would take too much space. Also, when a quietude in a space is of paramount importance, split units make a lot of sense. Places like hospitals, churches, and community spaces benefit from split HVAC systems.

Split units work well for non-ducted small apartments and additions

When introducing duct extensions are impractical, such as in small apartments and in house additions, introducing a split HVAC unit or a mini split heat pump makes a lot of sense. Think sun rooms, bedrooms, workshops and home offices. In industrial settings, computer offices and warehouse posts use split system HVAC units successfully.

Apartment units on first floor

Split units make much sense for the first floor apartments where a portable unit vents or even window units represent a security risk due to the need to have the window open at the times when using the a portable unit.

Homes in milder winter climates

In milder climates, such as California, mini split HVAC units can be used effectively both as air conditioners and as heat pumps to reduce the cooling bills in the summer and the heating bills in the winter.

When inhabitants who live together prefer different temperature settings

In households where individuals with different temperature settings preferences live or work in the same space, you can judiciously place the mini split cooling unit on the wall mid-height or near the ceiling. You can suspend it from the ceiling or install it into a drop ceiling, or even place it on the floor. By choosing the placement and the air flow direction from a mini split HVAC unit right, you can satisfy the preferences of multiple different “temperature personalities” in the same space.

Single family houses with up to four rooms

Finally, houses with up to four rooms, or “zones” are suitable for use of mini split HVAC systems as typically one outside unit can accommodate up to four inside units. You will save money every month over choosing a central air conditioner due to more control over the individual temperatures in the “zones” as well as due to no losses in the ducts.

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