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 on the lookout 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 focuses on specific 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 simpler to install as 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also lead to savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local team at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

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 determine your needs and calculate the size of the area 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 over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Winnipeg Supply Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Winnipeg home, the pros at Winnipeg Supply Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at 204-800-0613 or request an appointment with us online.

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