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 warmer 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 could 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 adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local team at Comfort Masters Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Comfort Masters Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Wheeling home, the professionals at Comfort Masters Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 847-250-6729 or request an appointment with us online.

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