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 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 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 simpler to install since there is no ductwork needed. 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 sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your regular energy bills 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 choices based on the size of space that you’re looking 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 measuring for a mini-split system, our pros 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 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 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 flipping on and off all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of pros take into account:

  • 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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