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Choosing A Mini-Split For Your Home: What To Know About the Many Benefits

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Choosing A Mini-Split For Your Home

In recent years and for many reasons, ductless mini-splits are rising in popularity across the United States, especially in South Philadelphia. Whether you are building your home from scratch, seeking out alternatives to costly ductwork repairs, or you are simply the type of person who likes to stay on the cutting edge of technology, ductless mini-splits offer perks for a variety of different home styles. Here why:

Service Life

The average HVAC unit will start to show signs of age around its 10th year of use, but many technicians will recommend replacing your unit long before the risk before failure is looming. Compared to traditional HVAC units, ductless mini-splits offer double the lifespan. On average, ductless mini-split systems last as long as 20 years. That’s a big relief!

Energy Efficiency

Traditional HVAC units rely on ducts to disperse heated air throughout your home. While the air flows through the ducts, heat and energy are lost. The result is a strain on your system, forcing it to work harder to maintain your desired temperature. Mini-splits don’t utilize ducts to disperse air; thus they do a better job of conserving energy. 

Compact Size and Flexible Temperature Control

Mini-splits are much smaller than other HVAC systems. Depending on the specific mini-split set you choose, you will have the flexibility to elect several, or even all, of your rooms for installation. Each room will be set up with its own thermostat or remote so that you can only cool rooms when in use and save energy based on specific preferences.

Small spaces and older homes are challenging to install HVAC systems in for a variety of reasons. Older homes may have faulty ductwork that would cost you far more money in the long run as opposed to investing in a newer system. Small spaces, such as apartments and city homes, may not have the outdoor space for traditional outdoor condensers or expansive indoor duct installation. 

Easy Installation in Philadelphia

Mini-split installation is a much easier process than other HVAC systems. Most mini-split systems are connected to an outdoor unit via a conduit connected to the in-house system through a 3-inch drilled hole. That’s it! No expensive duct installation or multi-day projects. 

Ductless Minisplit Systems are really good fit for compact South Philadelphia homes in zip codes – 19112, 19145, 19146, 19147, 19148

To find out if a ductless mini-split system is right for your home, reach out to our team today!


  • Olivia Smart Thank you for explaining how they can be more energy efficient than ducted air because they don't need to flow through the ducts in order to heat the home. My friend is trying to find a good heating option for her home this winter. I wonder if this could be a good alternative to ducted air for her home and if she can get it installed before winter sets in. Reply
    • David Manning Thank you very much for your comment from EMCO Tech. To find out if there are any alternatives your friend can contact us for more information. Please feel free to ask any HVAC related questions here or contact us Reply

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Emergency Maintenance Company field supervisors have been servicing heating & cooling equipment in Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs for over 30 years. We have repair and installation experience with all residential and commercial manufacturers of HVAC equipment located in Montgomery, Bucks, Philadelphia, Chester, and Delaware Counties.
EMCO Technicians are well known for their quick troubleshooting and emergency repair service calls. Our office staff delivers superior customer service, and our trained technicians use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment to diagnose HVAC problems quickly.
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