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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the choice.

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 adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are simpler to install since 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 only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your regular 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 experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

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 determine your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Hillsborough home, the experts at Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 908-448-2154 or request an appointment with us online.

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