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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

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

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best 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 calculate the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly 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 choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Columbus home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 614-334-3192 or request an appointment with us online.

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