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 warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local pros at Parker Pearce Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and will be 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 operates by utilizing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

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 measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Gaithersburg home, the pros at Parker Pearce Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 301-476-4577 or request an appointment with us online.

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