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.

You do your part to turn off lights and electronic devices when you’re not using them, and still, you’re paying a lot of money.

That won’t change until you upgrade your outdated HVAC. A ductless mini split system can be the difference maker, as it’s a lot more energy-efficient.

How Well Is My Air Conditioner Cooling My Home? How Efficiently Is My Heater Warming My Home?

The underperformance of traditional HVAC comes down to several reasons. For starters, these units are usually wildly out-of-date. Newer developments in energy efficiency have come and gone, and your units have remained stubbornly not green.

The other reason is ductwork. A lot of hot and cold air escapes through ducts before it ever reaches your home, as ductwork has small gaps between the ducts.

If you have to crank your units up to 11 to get good performance out of them, that performance won’t last for long. The units will strain and need repairs before they eventually break altogether.

A ductless mini split doesn’t have ducts, so you don’t have to worry about these egregious air leaks. You also don’t have to crank up a mini split for it to work well.

When Was the Last Time You’ve Bought a New Furnace or Air Conditioner?

If your air conditioner or furnace is under five years old, you’ll still get another five to 10 years out of it, maybe even 15 years. What you might do instead of outright replacing the units is add a mini split system upstairs.

The mini split can keep the warmer upstairs rooms comfortable while the air conditioner or furnace takes care of the downstairs rooms.

However, if your furnace or AC are hopping around on its last legs, now could be the perfect time for a ductless mini split system. After all, even buying a newer HVAC unit can’t touch the energy efficiency and performance of a mini split!

Now that you have a better idea of the timeframe for buying a ductless mini split system, check out our selection of mini splits at PowerSave AC. We have what you need, whether you’re interested in single-zone or multi-zone systems. We also offer financing through Affirm!