What Factors to Consider When Determining Mini Split Power Requirements
Mini-split systems are a simple and efficient tool for creating comfortable climate conditions in spaces of various purposes, from residential to non-residential, commercial, and even healthcare settings. In order for climate control equipment to perform its designated function without causing issues, it's important to consider far more factors than may initially meet the eye. Let's start with the obvious and gradually progress to less evident criteria for selecting an air conditioner, which defines mini split power requirements.
Square footage: Indeed, the first parameter guiding the selection of a mini-split system is the room area where you intend to install the air conditioner. This is a foundational criterion that you cannot underestimate. Opting for an air conditioner suitable for a smaller area would mean that the equipment won't effectively fulfill its function or might operate excessively, consequently shortening its lifespan and surprising you with the size of the electricity bill.
Ceiling height: Building on point 1, air conditioners are usually chosen based on the room area or square footage. But if the ceiling height significantly deviates from the assumed standard, typically 8 feet (2.4 meters), opting for an air conditioner with higher capacity is essential.
Quality of room insulation: This is the third criterion determining mini split power requirements. The better the insulation, the lower the demands on the electrical appliance's capacity, as a well-insulated space with minimal heat bridges will retain achieved comfort conditions more effectively.
Climate: It's important not to disregard this parameter. Even though the space has panoramic windows, for example, and is located on the southern side of a city predominantly composed of concrete and metal, it significantly impacts mini split power requirements. In other words, choosing an air conditioner with lower capacity will quickly exhaust its resources, leaving you astonished at the amount of electricity consumed.
As you can see, following the rules and recommendations we have already described in the blog is imperative to maintain the viability of comfort equipment for as long as possible. However, the above criteria are no less decisive in the equipment's service life and optimal operation when initially selecting an HVAC system. In order for your climate control equipment to serve you for a long time and work optimally, we encourage you to contact us.