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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also translate 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 experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and are 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 functions by utilizing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and measure the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

So, what does Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Medina home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 330-305-2799 or request an appointment with us online.

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