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 boost 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 has its focus on distinct 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 simpler to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air directly 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional 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 could also mean savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re typically used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Climate Control Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system calculations 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 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 correctly sized system is still critical 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 ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get 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 oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

So, what does Climate Control Service Experts do to help you select 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
  • Mobile weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Mobile home, the pros at Climate Control Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 251-202-7503 or request an appointment with us online.

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