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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to boost 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 focuses on individual 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 simpler to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your regular energy expenses 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are 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 using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts 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 operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Austin home, the pros at Strand Brothers Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 512-592-3072 or request an appointment with us online.

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