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 on the lookout for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on distinct 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 simpler to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners, 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 normal energy bills as well. They’re normally 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 Neal Harris Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can 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 functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly 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 team recommends the ideal product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get the size of the room 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 constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

So, what does Neal Harris 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
  • Kansas City weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Kansas City home, the pros at Neal Harris Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 816-787-0500 or request an appointment with us online.

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