What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation 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 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 traditional central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re normally 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 can provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only creates 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 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 best option 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 large enough will end up running 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 have the risk of having your mini-split system turning 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 thinking about a mini-split system for your Raleigh home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 919-578-4329 or request an appointment with us online.

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