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 warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 focused on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your monthly 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 pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to receive 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 product 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 is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have 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 choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Roanoke home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 540-302-8645 or request an appointment with us online.

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