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  1. Do You Need a Furnace with a Mini Split?

    Do You Need a Furnace with a Mini Split?

    When you were in the market for a new home, you decided that you wanted a house with character. You found a historical property that you instantly fell in love with. No home is perfect though, and that’s true of yours as well.

    In your case, the house is too drafty. You’d love to get the walls re-insulated, but that’s going to be a massive undertaking and thus is something that just isn’t in the cards right now. In the meantime, your furnace works overtime to keep your home moderately cozy all winter.

    Your neighbor recommended a ductless mini split for your predicament. You had always assumed that mini splits were only for cooling, not heating as well. After doing a bit of research, you discovered that mi

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  2. Do Mini Splits Produce Carbon Monoxide?

    Do Mini Splits Produce Carbon Monoxide?

    Carbon monoxide is a colorless, tasteless, odorless gas that is almost impossible to detect without a meter. You’re thinking of upgrading your current heating and cooling solutions and buy a ductless mini split system. You’re concerned about the mini split giving off carbon monoxide, though.

    In today’s post, we’ll discuss whether ductless mini splits produce carbon monoxide as well as whether your current heater/furnace or air conditioner does.

    Do Mini Splits Produce Carbon Monoxide?

    A ductless mini split system includes an outdoor compressor that’s connected to one or more indoor air-handling units. You select the temperature for each air-handling unit using an included thermometer.

    The mini split pulls in warm air from your home. The refrigerant in the line reduces the temperature of the evaporator coils, which can then cool the air. The air that comes out is nice and cold.

    To heat your home, a ductless mini split works as a heat

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  3. Do Mini Splits Have Thermostats?

    Do Mini Splits Have Thermostats?

    In the wintertime, when you feel a chill in the air at home, you hop off the couch, pause your latest Netflix show, and make your way over to your thermostat. You might bump up the thermostat to combat the coldness in the air.

    Then, when summer comes, you watch your thermostat like a hawk, especially when the dog days of the season arrive. You love to hear your air conditioner click and hum, as that’s a sign that it’s turning on and your home will feel more comfortable soon.

    Those days are behind you now that you’ve ditched the traditional HVAC and made the jump to a ductless mini split system. One thing you didn’t think about before now was temperature control. Can you use a thermostat to set how cold or hot your ductless mini split runs?

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  4. Are Mini Splits Drafty?

    Are Mini Splits Drafty?

    Is your home on the drafty side? You know you could use new weatherstripping and probably a fresh set of windows, not to mention upgraded doors. You plan on remodeling your home eventually, but little bits at a time.

    After all, first, you need to replace your furnace, as yours is on the fritz. You’ve heard a lot of great things about ductless mini split systems, so you’re interested in buying one of those. Before you proceed, you have to know, will a mini split make your already drafty home even draftier?

    No, it won’t!

    Here’s how a ductless mini split system works. The system includes a compressor, which is installed outside in your yard. The compressor is connected to indoor air-handling units, which are where the cool or warm air blows out.

    Each air-handling unit is installed according to the zones throughout your home that you select. A zone is a part of your ho

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