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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to increase 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 focuses on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install as 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional 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 may also lead to savings on your regular energy bills as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local experts at Teays Valley Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want 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 needed to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best option 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 operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

So, what does Teays Valley 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
  • Hurricane weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Hurricane home, the experts at Teays Valley Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 304-760-5088 or request an appointment with us online.

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