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 boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

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 common central air systems and are easy to install as 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and are 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 operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and measure the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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
  • Denver weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Denver home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 303-647-5853 or request an appointment with us online.

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