Years ago, Mini-split systems were a niche product for foreign markets but they now have a market share worldwide. In today’s industry, mini-split systems are offered with many variations at multiple different price points. With advanced multi-zone technology and ductless capabilities, mini-split units are a fit for many customers. Some of the most common ductless applications include the following:
- Bonus rooms: Mini-split systems are a perfect fit for rooms that may have been added-on and are not controlled by the Central AC unit. Determine the BTU’s needed to heat the designated space and then choose the correlated unit.
- Garages/Sunrooms: Consider mini-split technology when heating or cooling a room that is subject to being considerably warmer or cooler than the rest of the home. Ductless mini-splits are easy to install and can be mounted in multiple different ways. This flexibility allows you to choose a unit that preserves space in a room. Customers will increase energy savings by eliminating the extra energy that their Central AC System would need to heat or cool a room to the desired temperature.
- Whole-Home Comfort Solutions: Outdoor mini-split systems can connect with up to 8 indoor heads. If you have a customer with multiple rooms in their home that they desire at different temperatures, a whole-home mini-split solution could be a fit for the job. A whole-home zoning comfort solution allows homeowners to increase energy efficiency and have extreme customization of the temperatures throughout their home.
- Connected Homes: If your customer is utilizing smart home products, a mini-split system could be the perfect addition to their home. Mini-splits are known to be compatible with many connected products that excel in zoning and scheduling the temperatures in a home.
In the past, many people have written off mini-split solutions because of their upfront cost. Although the initial cost may be higher, the money saved through simple installation and increased energy efficiency will certainly pay off in the long run. The ACHR predicts that mini-split sales are expected to grow by more than 8% by 2021. Consider installing mini-split systems in your upcoming jobs.