Whether you have an add on 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 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 is focused on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular energy bills as well. They’re typically used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- Enclosed patios
- Homes without room for ductwork
- Large, multi-zone living spaces
Your local team at Becht/Givens Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.
A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.
Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top 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 area 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 carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.
So, what does Becht/Givens Service Experts do to help you choose the right size mini-split system?
Among other things, our team of experts consider:
- Room size (length, width, height)
- Age of your home
- Insulation levels
- Louisville weather patterns
- Type and number of windows
If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Louisville home, the pros at Becht/Givens Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 502-785-8230 or request an appointment with us online.