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 searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

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 flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your monthly energy costs 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with choices 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 generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and get the size of the space 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 all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

So, what does McKinley Heating Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Edmonton home, the pros at McKinley Heating Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 780-800-7092 or request an appointment with us online.

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