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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could 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 specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, 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 might also translate to savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re normally 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 Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts are experienced 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 works by employing a process that only generates 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 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 ideal product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide 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 running 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 carry the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

So, what does Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Kitchener home, the experts at Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 519-804-1617 or request an appointment with us online.

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