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Mini-splits are an option to cool your home instead of central air. You may have heard they’re more efficient than central air and are wondering if this is true. They are more efficient than central air in three ways.

Higher Energy Efficiency

Mini split systems are highly energy efficient as they use advanced technology. This allows them to use little energy, which saves you money on your energy bills. They use variable-speed compressors, which means they only run as hard as they need to. Most central air systems only operate at one or two speeds.

SEER is how air conditioning is rated. The higher the SEER rating of a mini split or central air, the more energy efficient it is. Some mini-split systems have a SEER rating that is 30 or more. The SEER rating of central air is usually about 14, with highly energy efficient ones having a rating up to 23.


Mini-splits have built-in zoning. Many models can have up to four indoor air handling units. Each one can be individually operated. This gives you the ability to only cool rooms that you are using. With central air, you have to cool your entire home.

Mini Splits are Ductless

Central air systems use ducts to move air around a home. The problem with ducts is that they develop holes and gaps. It’s estimated that, on average, 30% or more of the cool air produced by central air is lost out of the ducts before reaching the living space of a home.

Mini-splits don’t use ducts. Without ducts, all the cool air produced by a mini split is delivered to the inside of your home.

Evans Mechanical in Eureka, CA, installs, repairs and maintains mini splits, air conditioners and heaters. We also have indoor air quality products and services. Additionally, we install tankless water heaters. Find out more by calling our office today.

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Evans Mechanical is an excellent service committed to customer satisfaction and guaranteed quality workmanship. Our water heater burst and they were very responsive. They sent a technician out the same day and it was determined the heater was beyond repair.

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Excellent service from start to finish. Joe came out to give us an estimate on what we would need for a new furnace, never pressured us to buy the top of their line just giving us options on what we would need for our home. Then the date set for installation Thomas and Ryan came out on time and did a great job.

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All three technicians worked well together. They treated each other kindly and were thoughtful and courteous with me. They did a final and complete cleanup after the installment of my new heater. They were respectful of my home. I’m grateful I used this company.

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