Written on: March 29, 2023
There was a time when we used to have four distinct seasons here in Connecticut, but in the last few years, warm weather has been starting earlier in the year and ending later. This change has caused fluctuations where we could have nights that are below freezing followed by surprisingly warm spring days. Without the proper heating and cooling solutions in place, trying to adjust for this could get costly.
If your home was built in the last couple of decades, there’s a good chance that you have central air. But if you don’t, or you own an older home, the investment to install central air is enough to find those energy-absorbing and inefficient window A/C units you have hiding out in the garage appealing.
Servco has a better solution — it’s an innovation known as a mini-split and it’s designed to keep you cool and comfortable while being cost-effective.
Mini-splits, also known as heat pumps, are a two-part cooling system that does not require you to have ductwork installed in your home. From the start, this cuts the price of a mini-split unit compared to central air conditioning, in half.
They are comprised of two main parts: an outdoor compressor unit and an indoor air handler, or evaporator. These pieces are connected through a 3-4” hole in your wall where the refrigerated lines, power, and condensation drain hose all connect.
The only requirements for a mini-split are that they need to be installed on an exterior wall and need clearance outside for the compressor. Overall, they are much less involved than central air conditioning systems, requiring 80% less modification to your home.
Well, for one, they’re really noisy, but they’re also very inefficient. On average, a mini-split uses 40% less energy than a standard window A/C unit. A top-of-the-line window air conditioner can cost you upwards of $500. They will also only last for ten years if properly maintained. The average lifespan of a mini-split from Servco is thirty years. Also, they don’t need to be installed or removed from your window seasonally.
Mini-splits have the potential of cooling off a larger area of your house with a single unit. If you have a large home you may need a couple of units. What’s great about mini-splits is that they can be installed in places like a garage, workshop, pool house, or any other insulated area in your home that you want to keep comfortable.
No matter what your home’s set-up is, our experts will evaluate your home and help you decide where your new mini-split would be the most effective.
Just like with any other piece of home equipment we install; Servco is here for you after the installation. Our affordable air conditioning service plans help you keep your equipment in tip-top shape and running at its best efficiency. This ensures that you are not wasting money on higher energy costs. In the occurrence where you do need repairs, we’re here for you with prompt repairs done right the first time.
Another incentive for our service plans: you get priority service, 24-hour emergency service, a discount on repairs, and parts protection.