What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation 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 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 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 their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, 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 in. 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 space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at A1 Chesney 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 employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

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 determine your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of pros 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 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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