Four Tips for Efficiently Running a Mini-Split System

If you own a mini split, you already appreciate the excellent heating and cooling these compact devices provide. They are versatile, easy to install, and convenient, taking up less space than traditional ducted HVAC systems. Additionally, they are incredibly energy-efficient. Here are four tips to maximize that efficiency:

1. Regular Maintenance is Key

Ensuring your mini split remains in top condition requires consistent maintenance. Keep the exterior dust-free and ensure no plants or debris obstruct the external components. Regularly inspect, clean, or replace the filters, as mini splits draw in air along with dust, hair, and other particles. Clogged filters can lead to decreased performance, potential breakdowns, and higher energy bills. It's also advisable to schedule an annual check-up with a professional technician. TOSOT now offering installation and maintenane services in Texas and Washington State. To request service and pricing, please fill out the HVAC Installation Service Form

2. Optimize Thermostat Settings

Avoid the “set it and forget it” approach with your thermostat. Adjust the temperature settings based on the outdoor climate to find a balance between comfort and energy savings. During warmer months, set the thermostat to around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and increase the setting when you’re away from home. This method keeps your home cool without overburdening the system and consuming excess energy. Remember, your indoor environment doesn't need to mimic the Arctic!

3. Utilize Energy-Saving Features

Many mini split systems are equipped with energy-saving modes that reduce power consumption without compromising on performance. Familiarize yourself with these features by consulting your unit's manual. Although mini splits are inherently efficient, activating these modes can help you save even more on your energy bills.

4. Consider Multiple Zones

One of the significant advantages of mini splits is the ability to install multiple units throughout your home. Unlike traditional HVAC systems that use a single setting for the entire house, a multi-zone mini split setup allows for individualized temperature control in different rooms. Heat or cool only the spaces that are in use, thereby reducing energy consumption while maintaining comfort.

TOSOT is releasing its new Energy Star-certified multi-zone system. With a SEER2 rating of 22, it saves more energy during extreme heat while providing efficient cooling. Check out the collection for more details.

By following these four tips, you can ensure your mini split system operates at peak efficiency. For additional energy-saving advice and optimal performance, consult your installer or technician and enjoy a perfectly conditioned home with minimal energy usage!


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