You don’t need us to tell you just how hot it can be during the middle of a Texas summer. Between the heat and humidity, it’s hard to summon the energy to even get out of bed – let alone stay busy throughout the day. If you don’t have central air in your home, consider turning to a mini-split A/C system to cool down the most important parts of the house.
What is a Mini-Split A/C System?
Before deciding whether or not this type of system is right for you, we need to make sure you have a clear understanding of what a mini-split A/C system is, and how it works. Basically, a mini-split A/C is one that cools your home on a room-by-room basis, rather than central air, which pushes out air to every room in the house through the ducts. So, you pick a few strategic rooms to cool, have mini-split units installed in those locations, and enjoy cooler air throughout the summer season.
*We prefer to install the Carrier brand of mini-split a/c systems.
You can think of a mini-split system as a compromise between central air and a window-mount unit for a single room. This system will provide more cooling than those window-mount options, but it will not require the investment or power usage of central air. Also, window-mount units can be quite loud because they operate right there in your window, but the compressor/condenser is outside with a mini-split, so you don’t have to deal with the noise.
Is A Mini-Split A/C System Right for You?
There are a few factors to consider when trying to select the right A/C option for your home.
- You can save money with a mini-split as compared to central air, both in terms of the upfront cost and the ongoing expense that comes with energy consumption. Of course, the cost of the installation will depend on a number of factors, so this option could actually be more expensive initially then central air, depending on your needs.
- One of the big selling points of a mini-split A/C system is the ability to dial in separate rooms to just the right temperature. For instance, you might want to keep your living room at 72*, while dialing your bedroom down to 70*. Whatever feels right to you can be accomplished in rooms with a mini-split unit.
- How many rooms? If you need all of the rooms in your home to be cooled during the summer, you will probably be better off with a central air system. However, if you only need to have a few key spaces cooled down while the rest of the house stays warmer, a mini-split can make that happen nicely.
TAM A/C & Heat is the Right Team
Once you have decided that a mini-split system is the right choice for your home, the next step is to hire a professional team to complete the work. This is a job for a pro, after all, since there are steps that are beyond the scope of what should be done by the average DIYer. With plenty of experience, great prices, and friendly service, you’ll love what you receive when you work with TAM A/C & Heat. Give us a call right away to learn more!