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 on the lookout for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 focused on individual 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 easy to install since there is no ductwork involved. 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. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs 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 team at Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system measurements and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the best product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and measure the size of the area 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 over time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

So, what does Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Saint Charles home, the experts at Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 630-246-2698 or request an appointment with us online.

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