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 increase 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 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 easy to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual 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 normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local experts at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air are experienced in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros 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 big enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air do to help you choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your San Antonio home, the professionals at Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 210-404-4233 or request an appointment with us online.

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