Mini-split systems are ideal for Atlanta homes heated by ductless systems—hot water, electric heat or radiant panels. They’re also a good way to heat and cool homes without room for ductwork, additions, garages and more.
The system—an outdoor unit and a quiet, wall-mounted indoor unit—is often referred to as a mini-split heat pump. Heat pump systems have been used in southern climates for decades to condition homes.
However, mini-splits are more energy efficient because they are zoned systems. This means you can change the heating or cooling in one area.
In contrast to traditional electric heating systems,
the EPA determined ENERGY STAR®-rated models
can lower your heating costs by up to 50 percent. This is due to the fact that mini-splits transfer heat instead of generating it.
A mini-split system could also reduce your cooling bill by 30 percent, as opposed to regular air conditioning. The system is able to conserve energy because it uses compressors and fans to regulate cooling speeds.
Because there are no ducts on split systems, you won’t have the energy loss involved with ducted systems like central air or heating.