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 looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight 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. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local team at Sunbeam Service Experts are experienced 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 works by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal product 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 is too small will end up running 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 run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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

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

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Buffalo home, the experts at Sunbeam Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 716-427-6807 or request an appointment with us online.

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