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 searching for an efficient way to improve 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 flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install as there is no ductwork required. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, 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 sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your regular energy costs 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 experts at Rolf Griffin Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal 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 all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Fort Wayne home, the pros at Rolf Griffin Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 260-557-1275 or request an appointment with us online.

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