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 looking for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all made 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 heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your normal energy costs as well. They’re usually 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 Strand Brothers Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations 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 works by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too big, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

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

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

  • 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 each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 512-596-1257 or request an appointment with us online.

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