What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition to your home that seems to be a little warmer 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 might 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 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 simpler to install since 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. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and will be able to 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 employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and measure the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over 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 cycling on and off all the time.

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 experts consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Raleigh home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 919-578-4329 or request an appointment with us online.

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