What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition 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 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 focuses on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly energy expenses 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 team at Church Services are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and will be 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 functions by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to reap 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 figure out your needs and measure the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating 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 cycling on and off all the time.

So, what does Church Services do to help you select 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
  • Houston weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Houston home, the professionals at Church Services are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 713-396-3760 or request an appointment with us online.

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