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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused 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 easier to install because there is no ductwork needed. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local experts at Service Experts Home Services by Enercare are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with choices 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 generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap 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 measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

So, what does Service Experts Home Services by Enercare 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
  • Kingston weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Kingston home, the professionals at Service Experts Home Services by Enercare are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 613-817-1591 or request an appointment with us online.

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