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 looking 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 individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly 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 team at McElroy Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system sizing 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 functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and get the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough 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 run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does McElroy Service Experts do to help you choose 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
  • Grand Island weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Grand Island home, the pros at McElroy Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 308-210-4398 or request an appointment with us online.

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