What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?
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 searching for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 has its focus on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.
Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your monthly energy expenses 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 Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations 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 works by using a process that only produces 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 crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.
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 determine your needs and measure 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 over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.
So, what does Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning do to help you choose 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
- Philadelphia weather patterns
- Type and number of windows
If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Philadelphia home, the pros at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 215-259-5850 or request an appointment with us online.
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