What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?
Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the choice.
What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on distinct 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 involved. They pump air right 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re typically used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- Enclosed patios
- Homes without space for ductwork
- Large, multi-zone living spaces
Your local team at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.
A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits available.
Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the top 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 over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run 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 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
- Philadelphia weather patterns
- Type and number of windows
If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Philadelphia home, the professionals at Stallion Heating and Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 215-259-5850 or request an appointment with us online.
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