What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on 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 improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 adaptable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork needed. 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 just 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 in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your monthly energy costs 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 Roland J. Down 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 works by utilizing 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 important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing 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 measure 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 probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Roland J. Down Service Experts do to help you select 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 professionals at Roland J. Down Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 518-417-2938 or request an appointment with us online.

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