Exploring the Benefits of Mini-Split Air Conditioners

Mini-split air conditioners, also known as ductless mini-splits, are an innovative way to cool your home or business. They are ideal for both new construction and for retrofitting existing buildings with energy-efficient solutions. And if you’re thinking of building an addition, using a mini-split system is a great way to keep costs under control, because there is no need to expand the building’s ductwork into the addition.

Convenient, Zoned Cooling

Mini-split air conditioners allow building owners to design a cooling system based on the zoning concept. Rather than cooling the entire building down to a preset temperature, the mini-split system enables different temperatures to be established for different areas of the building. This allows the occupants to enjoy a zone set at their preferred temperature. It also facilitates lower utility bills, as the mini-split air conditioner can be turned off in an unused area of the home. Plus, some mini-split systems available today offer remote control access and preset cooling with timer capabilities.

Excellent Energy Efficiency

Ductless mini-split air conditioners are known to be highly energy efficient. There are some variations from one brand and model to the next, but in general, mini-splits are reliably eco-friendly and cost-effective to operate. If you’re shopping around for a new mini-split system, look for one that features the Energy Star label.

Discreet Design

Another benefit of upgrading to a mini-split system is their discreet design. Mini-splits consist of an outdoor compressor/condenser unit. This unit is connected to multiple indoor units, which can be located at strategic points around the building. The indoor units mount directly onto the wall, usually near the ceiling. They have a streamlined, slim construction, enabling the mini-splits to blend in with existing décor.

If you’re thinking of upgrading to mini-splits in your home or commercial building, you can request an estimate from B & J Refrigeration Inc. – Heating and Cooling. Based in Tucson, our talented team of technicians travels throughout Southern Arizona to provide superior service to our clients. You can reach our office at (520) 355-4857.