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 warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 specific 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 easy to install as there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all produced 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 responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your regular energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local team at TML Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system measurements and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running 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 have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of experts take into account:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Boise home, the experts at TML Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at 208-488-4892 or request an appointment with us online.

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