The Benefits of a Mini-Split System07/25/2016 A lot of people have never heard of using a mini-split system as an air conditioning option. Popular in Europe and Asia, mini-split systems are gaining 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. Occasionally, they even have multiple indoor units. Using a mini-split system for air conditioning allows you to establish unique areas in your home, each operated 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 ability of linking four specific zones. You will choose how many zones you require in your living space based 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 totally achievable because they are quiet, condensed and make your home pleasant. What’s even better is mini-split systems are very energy-efficient and can help you lower your energy costs while keeping your home comfortable. When you’ve added a new room to your home, like a sun room, a mini-split is a great option. Not only do they function more quietly than a window unit, but they look more suitable 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. Actually, you may not notice it at all with plenty of different installation options as well, including having your indoor unit installed in the ceiling. What you pick 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 815-459-4700 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.