After the torrential spring rains, most people love to take advantage of the early days of summer. However, many get tired of the heat and humidity as summer drags on. Come late July and August, the temperatures are skyrocketing and you find yourself looking for more ways to beat the heat rather than take advantage of it.
One surefire way to beat the heat is by simply staying inside and relaxing in the air conditioning. At ComfortUp, we have a variety of mini-split air conditioner units to choose from. Mini-splits can cool your home in an efficient manner and are highly recommended to those looking for a new air conditioner. However, you must be prepared for their installation. Read below to learn more about preparing for the installation of your mini-split!
Why Should I Choose a Mini-Split?
Mini-split air conditioners are a reliable way to cool your home, and their popularity is rapidly increasing in the United States. They do not require the expensive and extensive ductwork of central HVAC systems, making them very versatile and appealing for homeowners. Mini-splits are also one of the more efficient HVAC options up to 40 SEER, as they possess both heating and cooling capabilities, and they help significantly reduce your carbon footprint.
DIY vs. Professional Installation
While preparing for the installation of a mini-split, you must decide between professional installation or performing the task yourself. Some mini-split models are fairly simple to install yourself, but you must be ready, capable and have the appropriate tools that are required to handle the job. There is more to installing a mini-split than simply assembling it and plugging it in. However, not all models can be installed by homeowners, and the majority of mini-splits require professional installation.
There are a variety of benefits of professional installation, as it guarantees the job is completed properly in a stress-free, timely, and efficient manner. Keep in mind that most manufacturer warranties are voided if not installed by a licensed HVAC professional. They will also show you how to properly use your new mini-split to maximize its efficiency. Do not let the potential costs from professional installation deter you, as the benefits are drastically offset by any extra costs. Since almost 90% of product failures are due to improper installation and not because of product defects, it’s worth it to spend the money to have a system professionally installed. This will help you save yourself a lot of time and trouble later on.
Pick the Make and Model
If you have decided that a mini-split is the right choice, you must then decide on a make and model. The most trusted brands in the HVAC industry offer a variety of mini-split models, each designed to meet the different needs of homeowners. Mini-splits are designed for rooms of a specific size, which you must consider when picking a model.
While Gree is our biggest selling brand, ComfortUp has trained product specialists also familiar with Mitsubishi, Panasonic, LG and Boreal. We can assess your heating and cooling needs to help you make the best decision! However, you need to remember that most models must be installed by HVAC professionals.
Pick Its Location in Your House
The next step in the installation process is picking its location in your home. Mini-splits can adequately heat and cool any room, so this choice is entirely up to the homeowner. Since mini-splits work best in rooms of specific sizes, you must have an idea of their square footage. Another benefit of mini-splits is their multi-zone technology, allowing you to connect one outdoor unit to multiple indoor units in different rooms, or “zones.” This means that you can adjust the temperature in one room without adjusting the temperature in other rooms—a capability that is not available on central-ducted HVAC systems. This technology allows you to pick multiple locations in your home!
After deciding on the room(s), you must pick the mini-split’s location within the room. It needs to be able to reach the entire room for maximum efficiency. Any obstructions can create an influx in the temperature, meaning you will feel hotter or colder as you move around the room.
Prepare the Room for Installation
After deciding on a mini-split model and its location in your home, the next step is preparing the room for installation. The room must be cleaned and cleared of any obstructions, especially if a professional technician is performing the installation. They will need to work uninhibited by the room’s furniture or surroundings.
With a variety of benefits and a straightforward installation process, mini-splits are the premier option to heat and cool your home. Fortunately, ComfortUp has trained product specialists ready to help you decide which mini-split is best for you. We can’t wait to help you!