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 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 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 individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork involved. 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 picked to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at San Antonio Air Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size 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 determine your needs and calculate 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 too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

So, what does San Antonio Air Service Experts do to help you choose 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
  • San Antonio weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your San Antonio home, the experts at San Antonio Air Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 210-570-9705 or request an appointment with us online.

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