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 searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 focused on distinct 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 easy to install as there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly 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 team at Broad Ripple Service Experts are experienced 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 using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial 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 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 room 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 oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

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

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

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Indianapolis home, the professionals at Broad Ripple Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 317-527-0271 or request an appointment with us online.

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