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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to improve 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 adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal 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 team at Service Experts Commercial HVAC are experienced in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and get the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough 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 have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Service Experts Commercial HVAC 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
  • Toronto weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Toronto home, the experts at Service Experts Commercial HVAC are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 289-201-2346 or request an appointment with us online.

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