What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?

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 searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer. 

What’s a mini-split system? 
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork required. 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. Much like traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also translate to 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 Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and will be able to 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 utilizing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap 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 measure 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 too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently. 

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

Among other things, our team of experts take into account: 

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Canada home, the pros at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 866-397-3787 or request an appointment with us online. 

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