What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition 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 might be the way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local team at Freschi Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with specific products 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 generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

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 decide your needs and measure the size of the space 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 too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Concord home, the professionals at Freschi Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 925-384-1303 or request an appointment with us online.

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