What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition to your home that seems to be a little hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could 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 distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy 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 only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your monthly energy expenses as well. They’re usually 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 Komfort Air 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 operates 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 appropriately sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for 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 area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the 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 turning on and off frequently.

So, what does Komfort Air 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
  • Mint Hill weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Mint Hill home, the professionals at Komfort Air are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at 704-705-8135 or request an appointment with us online.

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