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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout 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 has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork required. 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 only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your regular energy bills 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 Rob's Albertan Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team 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 area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Rob's Albertan Service Experts do to help you select 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
  • Edmonton weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Edmonton home, the pros at Rob's Albertan Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 780-800-9047 or request an appointment with us online.

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