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 boost 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 flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means 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 team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing 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 works by employing a process that only generates 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 important to receive 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 figure out your needs and get 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 all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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
  • the Niagara Region weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

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

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