What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition to your home that seems to be a little toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching 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 adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your normal 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 Hammond Plumbing & Heating are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Hammond Plumbing & Heating do to help you choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Kitchener home, the pros at Hammond Plumbing & Heating are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 226-240-1120 or request an appointment with us online.

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