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 hotter 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 way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual 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 easier to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual 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 normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at BW/Cook Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. 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 experts 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 area 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 run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently.

So, what does BW/Cook Service Experts do to help you select 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
  • 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 are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 574-218-6404 or request an appointment with us online.

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