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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking 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 focuses on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork required. 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your monthly energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. 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 sizing a mini-split system, our experts 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 measure the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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 experts take into account:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Calgary home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 403-279-5760 or request an appointment with us online.

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