When it comes to mini-split repair or installation in your home—trust the professional technicians at Pinellas Heating & Cooling. We’ve provided excellent, friendly service to Florida residents for over 30 years. Give us a call if your mini-split units aren’t working correctly or if you want to install units in your home.
What Is a Mini-Split?
Picture an air conditioning appliance capable of both cooling and heating your home. That’s exactly what a mini-split is. But unlike your typical HVAC units like a furnace or AC unit that can only be turned on or off, each mini-split unit can be set to your desired temperature.
Mini-splits are ductless, breaking away from traditional heating or cooling systems. Instead of large ducts, each indoor mini-split unit only requires a few smaller lines to run to it. And since it doesn’t need to control air in your entire home, these innovative units are more efficient. When heating mode is activated, they can be anywhere from 2-4 times more efficient than a traditional furnace or boiler.
How Does a Mini-Split Work?
When set to cooling mode, your mini-split units will move heat from inside your home to the outside, similar to an AC unit. However, instead of blowing air from a single “air handler” and moving through ducts, mini-splits will blow air from 6 separate air handlers, allowing for zone control.
In many ways, mini-split functions much like a traditional air conditioning system. In cooling mode, it moves heat from inside your home to the outside air. The difference is where the cool air blows from.
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Benefits of Mini-Splits
The biggest benefit homeowners see after installing mini-split units is the money they save on energy bills. It may be more expensive to install your unit, but over time you’ll notice a lower bill and a more comfortable indoor environment.
Another key benefit of mini-splits is the ability to target specific areas of your home. If not every room or space in your home needs heating or cooling, you can simply not install a unit in that zone. This isn’t possible with a traditional heating or cooling system, which distributes conditioned air throughout your home and tends to lose energy to the ducts.
Choose Pinellas for Mini-Split Repair and Installation Services
Just like any air condition unit, a mini-split will need occasional repair or maintenance. If your mini-split units have a refrigeration leak, dirty filters or components, or bad control boards, you can trust our qualified technicians to get them back in working order.
Did reading this convince you that a mini-split system is ideal for your home? Then you should call us for professional installation. Our expert technicians are familiar with mini-split systems and their components and are ready to help you strategically place them in your home.