Every home needs a cooling system for comfort. It feels amazing to walk into a cool house on sweltering summer days. But what type of air conditioner can help you sleep better at night and more importantly keep your electricity bill down? A mini-split AC system may be the ideal solution. Our essential guide to mini-split AC systems can help you discover everything you need to know to make a smart choice.
What Is a Mini-Split AC?
Mini-split air conditioners are energy-efficient cooling systems with two main units: a compressor outside the house and an air-handling unit inside. The reason they’re called mini-splits is that the compressor and refrigerant coils are “split” between the inside and outside of the home. A narrow conduit connects the inside air handlers and outdoor compressor, circulating refrigerant that extracts heat from inside the home, cooling inside temperatures significantly.
Like any home appliance, mini split air conditioners run at their best when they are kept up and maintained properly by regular cleaning and checkups. However, most people aren’t quite sure where to start when it comes to maintaining a unit like this.
That’s why we’ve put together this handy how-to guide that lays out everything you need to know about keeping your unit clean and running in tip-top shape.
Mini split systems and central HVAC systems often get mixed up, but there are a few big differences between the two. Understanding these differences will give you a better idea of which type of system to add to your home. And should you choose to go with a mini split system, you’ll want to study up on our free Multi Zone Mini Splits Buying Guide to find the perfect system for your needs.
As fall begins and winter nears, it’s time to brush off the cobwebs and get the fireplace ready for the cold season once again.
No matter what kind of hearth you have at home, dust, soot and dirt accumulate year-round, and fireplace cleaning should be done just before the next burn season. Proper cleaning and maintenance of the fireplace is crucial for health, efficiency and cost savings.
And with people staying home longer due to the coronavirus pandemic, fireplace sanitation is more important than ever.
Please note: This article was updated April 30th, 2020.
It’s that time of year again – flowers are in bloom, birds are chirping and the temperature is on the rise. Summer’s right around the corner and it may be time for you to start thinking about how you’ll cool your home during the upcoming hot, sunny months.
With so many different options to choose from, trying to figure out exactly which air conditioning system to purchase can prove a daunting and overwhelming task. That’s why we at Total Home Supply have put together this comprehensive AC buying guide to help you identify what to look for when shopping for a new AC unit. Take a look at some of our top picks, then head on over to our website to shop and get free shipping on your order!