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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to improve 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 is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal choice 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 is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Niagara Falls home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 289-273-2229 or request an appointment with us online.

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