When your central AC unit dies and you’re tired of paying for expensive repairs or waiting on the HVAC repair guy to show up whenever he feels like it. It’s time to consider an efficient alternative like a mini-split system. A 1-ton mini split is perfect for cooling a few rooms in your home without the hassle and high cost of a full central AC replacement.
The short answer is 300 to 600 square feet, depending on factors like insulation, windows, and climate. Here are some tips to help determine if a 1-ton mini split can handle your space.
In addition to the AC unit itself, also consider any additional components that will be installed and powered on the same circuit, such as:
The combined amperage of all components should be considered to properly size the circuit and avoid overloading. It's also a good idea to leave some spare capacity on the circuit, around 20-25%, for the temporary surges and spikes that can occur. Properly sizing the circuit and components of your mini-split system will help ensure efficient, trouble-free operation for years to come.
That covers the basics of a 1-ton mini split system. Now you've got the knowledge to make an informed decision about whether a mini-split is right for your space. These efficient, customizable units can be a great solution for heating and cooling if you're looking to reduce energy usage and costs. And with so many options on the market, you're sure to find a model that suits your needs. So start shopping around, get some estimates, and before you know it you'll be enjoying stable temperatures all year long. The hardest part will be deciding which shows to binge-watch first in your comfortable new space!
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