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 warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to increase 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 specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your regular energy costs 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 team at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are able to 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out 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 operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

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

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

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Richmond home, the pros at Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 804-548-4480 or request an appointment with us online.

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