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 boost 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 focuses on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own 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. Comparable to normal 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 lead to savings on your monthly energy expenses as well. They’re normally 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 Pardee Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top 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 area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of experts take into account:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Charleston home, the professionals at Pardee Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 843-410-6103 or request an appointment with us online.

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