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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to boost 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 focuses on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install as 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your monthly energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local experts at Atmostemp Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and will be 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly 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 option 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 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 over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently.

So, what does Atmostemp Service Experts do to help you select 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
  • Voorhees weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Voorhees home, the professionals at Atmostemp Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 856-310-4824 or request an appointment with us online.

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