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 toastier 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 could 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 has its focus on individual 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 easier to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re normally 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 Gordon's Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to receive 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 top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and measure 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 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 frequently.

So, what does Gordon's 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
  • Oklahoma City weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Oklahoma City home, the experts at Gordon's Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 405-432-2197 or request an appointment with us online.

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