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 focuses 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 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 common air conditioners, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- Enclosed patios
- Homes with no room for ductwork
- Large, multi-zone living spaces
Your local experts at Chief/Bauer Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and can 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 operates 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 experts recommends the top product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine 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 running 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 constantly.
So, what does Chief/Bauer Service Experts do to help you choose 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 professionals at Chief/Bauer Service Experts 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.