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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 increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 normal central air systems and are easy to install as 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. Similar to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your normal 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 pros at Abbey Air Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing 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 important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal option 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 room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. 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 turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Abbey Air 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
  • Oakville weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Oakville home, the pros at Abbey Air Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 289-813-5566 or request an appointment with us online.

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