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 warmer 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 could be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on individual 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 as there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your monthly energy costs 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 Bob Brown Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and get the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

So, what does Bob Brown Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

  • Room size (length, width, height)
  • Age of your home
  • Insulation levels
  • Tempe weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Tempe home, the pros at Bob Brown Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 623-243-4517 or request an appointment with us online.

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