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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your monthly energy expenses 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 experts at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with specific products 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 produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the top 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 space 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 over 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 frequently.

So, what does Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick 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
  • Champaign weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Champaign home, the pros at Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 217-689-2469 or request an appointment with us online.

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