Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to increase 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 adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional 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 might also mean savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- Enclosed patios
- Homes without space for ductwork
- Large, multi-zone living spaces
Your local experts at Donelson Air Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and can 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 works by utilizing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits available.
Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team 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 get 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 probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.
So, what does Donelson Air Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?
Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:
- Room size (length, width, height)
- Age of your home
- Insulation levels
- Nashville weather patterns
- Type and number of windows
If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Nashville home, the pros at Donelson Air Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 615-953-9885 or request an appointment with us online.