What Is the Best Mini-Split System?

Joe Battavio
mini split system

There are hundreds of models of ductless, or ‘mini-split’ systems on the market today — so how do you choose the best one for your home or business environment? As the leading providers of the premium Mitsubishi HVAC System in Malvern, PA, and surrounding areas, we can guarantee that Mitsubishi is one of the top manufacturers of these systems. However, here are some recommendations on what to look for when you’re shopping around for a mini-split system.

Voltage

Most mini-split systems will use a standard 110-120 volt outlet. However, larger models often require a higher voltage. If you buy a model that requires a 220-240-volt plug, you may need to call an electrician to upgrade your home’s wiring, so there is no fire hazard when you run your new heating and cooling system. Therefore, those looking to save on installation costs should seriously consider voltage before finalizing a purchase.

Energy Efficiency

Almost all modern mini-split systems are Energy Star Certified, which gives a clear indication of how much energy they will consume before you purchase them. Cooling large spaces and multiple rooms require more energy, but the option to cool just the space in-use at any given time is an excellent feature of mini-split systems. Keep a close eye on SEER ratings; All mini-split AC units will reveal this rating in their specs. The higher the number, the more energy-efficient the machine.

Ease of Installation

You’ll likely need an experienced HVAC contractor, such as one of our team at Battavio, to install your new mini-split AC unit. We’ve got a wealth of experience in installing ductless machines. Therefore, we can guarantee an efficient installation at a competitive price. If you decide you want to install the system yourself, we recommend you undertake some thorough research. That said, if you have any doubts whatsoever, call a professional immediately.

Durability

With a considerable investment such as a mini-split air conditioner, you want a product that will last a lifetime. You don’t want the hassle of expensive repairs or replacements in the future. Most mini-split systems come with warranties, so you can count on the product for longevity and have it fixed for a minimal cost. Also, make sure you read reviews to see how the product that you are considering buying has faired for other consumers.

For more information, or to purchase a new mini-split system in Malvern, PA, contact a member of our team today.