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  1. Why Mini Splits Are a Popular Choice in 2023

    Why Mini Splits Are a Popular Choice in 2023

    2023 has been a banner year for you, as you’ve improved your home in many ways. One glaring omission is your heating and cooling systems. You have outdated HVAC units that you’ve longed to replace for years now.

    You’ve heard good things about ductless mini splits, and you’re thinking now might be a good time to take the plunge since you’ve already changed so much about your home.

    We agree! Here are some very inspiring reasons to consider a ductless mini split system for your home this year.

    1.      Ductless Mini Splits Last as Long as Your HVAC

    The last thing you want to do after investing a significant portion of money into a new heating and cooling system is turn around in five or seven years and have to do it all over again. With a ductless mini split, you shouldn’t have those kinds of concerns.

    Mini split systems can last on average the same duration as a traditional HVAC unit, including furnaces or heaters

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  2. When Should You Get a Mini Split

    When Should You Get a Mini Split

    After finding this blog, you’ve learned a lot about mini splits, enough that you’re reconsidering your current cooling and heating solution. However, you’re not sure when the right time is to get a ductless mini split system.

    There truly isn’t any one particular right time. Rather, whenever you feel the time is right is when you should do it.

    Of course, we’re sure you want more information than that to make an informed purchasing decision. That’s why we put together this list of questions to ask as you contemplate the timing of a ductless mini split system.

    How Much Am I Paying for My Current Electric Bills? Is It Too High?

    With inflation rising, everyone is feeling the vice grip of day-to-day living expenses more than ever before. If you can afford to lower any of your bills, why not do it?

    High utility bills can be especially egregious, as you can shell out a lot of cash for electricity month after month.


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  3. The Role of Inverter Technology in Improving the Efficiency of Mini Splits

    Inverter Technology

    A ductless mini split is an investment, and while it should last longer than traditional HVAC units, you still must maintain it and treat it with care. Part of that involves embracing inverter technology.

    What exactly is an inverter in a ductless mini split system, and how does it affect the system’s longevity? We’ll answer those questions ahead, so make sure you keep reading!

    What Is a Mini Split Inverter, Anyway?

    Let’s begin by discussing what an inverter is in a ductless mini split system and how it works.

    An inverter is a style of compressor. Before we can explain what that means, let’s make sure you’re clear on what a compressor is.

    All ductless mini split systems use a compressor, sometimes also called a condenser. The compressor is the outdoor unit that pressurizes coolant, transforming it from a gas into a liquid.

     The coolant or refrigerant can then travel to

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  4. How Seasonal Changes Affect the Performance of Your Ductless Mini Split System

    How Seasonal Changes Affect the Performance of Your Ductless Mini Split System

    As the seasons change, you used to rely more on your air conditioner than heater or vice-versa. Now you have a mini split to provide heating and cooling. Even still, you’ve noticed seasonal performance shifts that have you wondering if something is amiss with your mini split or if it’s supposed to operate like that.

    Well, the bad news? Seasonal changes will affect the efficiency of your mini split. The good news? This really only happens in extreme temperatures, and usually only extreme cold, at that.

    So let’s talk temperature extremes, shall we?

    Most ductless mini split units are designed to work in temperatures up to 115 degrees Fahrenheit. If you live in very warm parts of the country like Arizona, Texas, Nevada, or Tennessee, where the temperatures can easily reach this hot or hotter, it’s not like your mini split will just stop working.

    However, it won’t work to its full performance potential. So what d

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  5. Going Green with Mini Splits - How Ductless Systems Can Help Reduce Your Carbon Footprint

    Going Green with Mini Splits

    Today, you can’t afford to forego paying attention to your carbon footprint. More so than ever, everyone has to do their part to preserve our planet for future generations.

    As you’ve assessed how energy efficient your household is, you’ve landed upon your heating and cooling systems with much disdain. These units are energy-suckers. You’re considering switching to a ductless mini split system, but will that make a difference in the size of your carbon footprint?

    The answer is yes, without a doubt.

    You’ve begun to recognize that your HVAC units hog up energy. You see it every month on your utility bills. If you run the heat religiously throughout the winter and then never miss a summer’s day with your air conditioner, you rarely get a break from high utility bills.

    Traditional HVAC is inefficient the older it is because it simply lacks the technology to be a green heating or cooling solution.

    However, even if you own a brand-new heater or air cond

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  6. Do Mini Splits Need to be Covered in Winter?

    Do Mini Splits Need to be Covered in Winter?

    When the last wisps of autumn vanish and winter makes its debut, you largely hide away inside.  You don’t have to worry about maintaining the lawn this time of year or raking up leaves. What about your ductless mini split? Do you need to cover that, or is it okay to leave it exposed for the winter?

    While you don’t have to cover your mini split, per se, it’s for the unit’s longevity that you do.

    A mini split cover for the exterior compressor will protect it from the elements. Even though you should have gotten the compressor installed with some degree of overhead cover, that doesn’t mean snow can’t fall atop it or blow in from the sides.

    Snow can potentially seep into the compressor depending on the unit’s design. That can affect how the coolant in the compressor functions, which means you might experience fluctuations in your mini split’s performance.

    Even with a cover, snow can still accumulate atop the compressor, but there’s less risk of the snow

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  7. Do Mini Splits Need Plumbing?

    Do Mini Splits Need Plumbing

    You’re displeased with your current heating and cooling system. It’s old, inefficient, barely keeps the house at the right temperature, and you spend so much money on your utility bills every month.

    However, the thought of adding ductwork gives you conniptions. What are your options?

    If you want to heat and cool your home without installing any additional plumbing or ductwork, you need a ductless mini split system.

    As the name suggests, a mini split system uses no ductwork whatsoever. The installation process is exceedingly simple, as a mini split system requires few components.

    Outdoors, a compressor connects via copper wire to one or more indoor air-handling units. The compressor is a small unit, much more so than a central air conditioner, and goes on a concrete slab. The indoor units are smaller still, and you can get them installed in many places in a room, such as lower near the floor or higher by the ceiling.

    The copper wire between the two

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  8. Do Mini Splits Devalue a House?

    Do Mini Splits Devalue a House?

    Whether you’ve moved into a starter home you know you someday want to sell, or you’re a long-term homeowner obsessed with the small details, home value drives a lot of an average homeowner’s decisions.

    Should you get an in-ground pool installed in the backyard? Is it really going to be such a big deal if you cut down that tree in the front yard? What about if you expand the house?

    Even smaller household changes can influence your property’s curb appeal. That has you wondering, should you switch out your traditional HVAC units and upgrade to a ductless mini split instead? Will that devalue your home or increase its value?

    A ductless mini split system will improve your home’s curb appeal. Here’s why.

    Better Energy Efficiency

    Energy efficiency is a top priority for everyone nowadays as we all try to do our part for a healthier, longer-lasting planet. A homebuyer who sees your mini split system vers

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  9. Cost Savings of Using a Ductless Mini Split System Compared to Traditional HVAC Systems

    Cost Savings of Using a Ductless Mini Split System Compared to Traditional HVAC Systems

    HVAC technology sure has come a long way. Through all the strides, it’s more energy efficient than it has been but still not as eco-friendly as other heating and cooling solutions such as ductless mini split systems.

    Energy efficiency must matter to you as a consumer. A greener heating and cooling setup needs less power to run, which reduces your carbon footprint. As an added bonus, you can save a lot of money.

    Just how much cash can you put back in your pocket by switching to a ductless mini split system from traditional HVAC? That’s exactly what we’ll explore in this post.

    Traditional HVAC Costs

    Let’s begin by investigating the costs of traditional HVAC, such as a furnace or air conditioner.

    For example, you bought a new AC. Its capacity is 20,000 British thermal units, which is standard for a residential central AC unit.

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  10. Do Mini Splits Need a Heat Pump?

    Do Mini Splits Need a Heat Pump?

    Ductless mini split systems can heat or cool a space without using too much energy, making them a desirable alternative to standard HVAC. You’re eagerly soaking up as much information about mini splits as you can before you buy one, and you’re wondering if they require a heat pump. Do they need one?

    Let’s answer that question in today’s post!

    What Is a Heat Pump, Anyway?

    A heat pump is a type of heater that sends thermal energy from outdoors inside a building or home via refrigerant. As the name suggests, heat pumps move heat, but don’t generate it themselves.

    Instead, the heat pump relies on electricity to warm the components so the pump can then move the heat. The reduced reliance on fuel makes a heat pump an eco-friendly solution for heating indoor environments.

    Heat pumps are also energy efficient since they use

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