What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

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 searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

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 adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Peitz Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine 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 running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

So, what does Peitz Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Pierre home, the professionals at Peitz Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 605-223-0307 or request an appointment with us online.

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