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 might be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses 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 easy to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your regular 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 D.A. Bennett Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate 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 all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

So, what does D.A. Bennett Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Albany home, the experts at D.A. Bennett Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 518-205-3324 or request an appointment with us online.

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