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 searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy costs as well. They’re normally 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 knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and get the size of the area 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 over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run 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 take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Ravenna home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 330-236-4793 or request an appointment with us online.

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