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 warmer 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 might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on distinct 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 straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your monthly energy costs 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 Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the best 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 space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. 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 flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts do to help you choose 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
  • Windsor weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Windsor home, the pros at Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 226-773-3357 or request an appointment with us online.

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