What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are simpler to install as there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the top option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and measure the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

  • Room size (length, width, height)
  • Age of your home
  • Insulation levels
  • Girard weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Girard home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 330-269-7235 or request an appointment with us online.

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