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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could 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 has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are simpler to install as 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 just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy expenses 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 pros at D & K Heating Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important 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 option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently.

So, what does D & K Heating Service Experts do to help you choose 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
  • Belleville weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Belleville home, the experts at D & K Heating Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 613-707-2421 or request an appointment with us online.

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