Whether you have an add on 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 might be the way to go.
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 flexible and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air straight 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable 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 mean savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- Enclosed patios
- Homes with no room for ductwork
- Large, multi-zone living spaces
Your local pros at BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.
A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.
Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the best product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.
So, what does BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you select the right size mini-split system?
Among other things, our team of pros take into account:
- Room size (length, width, height)
- Age of your home
- Insulation levels
- Elkhart weather patterns
- Type and number of windows
If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Elkhart home, the experts at BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at or request an appointment with us online.