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 on the lookout for an efficient way to improve 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 focuses on distinct 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 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Service Experts Commercial HVAC are experienced in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with options 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 that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal choice 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 area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. 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 turning on and off frequently.

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

If you’re considering 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 905-453-6700 or request an appointment with us online.

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