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 hotter 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 choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork required. 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Levy & Son Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system measurements and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by utilizing a process that only generates 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 important to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. 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 all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Dallas home, the professionals at Levy & Son Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at 469-250-0932 or request an appointment with us online.

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