When sizing a mini split system, the term 'BTU' is your guiding star. BTUs, or British Thermal Units, measure the amount of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of water by one degree Fahrenheit. For a room's square footage, a general rule of thumb is that you'll need approximately 20 BTUs for each square foot of living space.
Factors That Affect BTU Calculations
While square footage gives us a baseline, several additional factors can sway the BTU calculations for your mini split system. Ceiling height and insulation quality are critical elements. Other considerations include window size and sun exposure.
BTU Capacity for Hot and Cold Climates
Climate is a defining factor in selecting the appropriate BTU capacity for your mini split system. In sweltering climates, the cooling demands can be intense, requiring a system with higher BTUs to effectively combat the heat. Conversely, in frigid environments, the heating capacity must be sufficient to keep the chill at bay.
Importance of Professional Sizing and Installation
The success of a mini split system hinges on proper sizing and installation, tasks that are best left to professionals. At K E Bergeron Mechanical Systems, we specialize in providing tailored HVAC solutions that meet the unique needs of each customer.
Our team of experts is ready to assist you in selecting and installing the perfect mini split system for your home. Don't let the New Hampshire weather dictate your comfort—contact us today to find out how we can help you achieve the ideal indoor climate all year round.