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 boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on individual 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 easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. 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 only 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 sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local pros at Comfortech Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal 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 working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too big, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Comfortech Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Jackson home, the professionals at Comfortech Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 601-852-3105 or request an appointment with us online.

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