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

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on specific 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 simpler to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your monthly 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 team at Norrell Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the ideal product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Birmingham home, the professionals at Norrell Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 205-267-0023 or request an appointment with us online.

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