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 searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual 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 because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space 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 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 Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system calculations and can 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 operates by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top option 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 room 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 constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

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

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your London home, the experts at Roy Inch & Sons Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 226-270-1164 or request an appointment with us online.

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