What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little hotter 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 may be the choice.

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 adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install since there is no ductwork involved. 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 just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like 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 can mean 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 with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local team at Knochelmann Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system calculations 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 employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. 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 experts recommends the best 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 space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Sharonville home, the professionals at Knochelmann Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 859-905-0834 or request an appointment with us online.

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