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 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 way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork involved. 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 created 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 heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your monthly energy expenses 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 experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking 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 reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

So, what does A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Calgary home, the experts at A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 587-315-5271 or request an appointment with us online.

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