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Please research the appropriate unit size for your area before purchasing. Above's suggestion of square footage is based on ideal situations where minimal heat is transferred. If the area contains many electrical appliances, windows, or non-insulated areas, your sizing may need to increase above the recommended square footage. Please ask an expert technician for ideal size before purchasing.
Posted: December 16, 2019|Categories: Ductless Mini Splits|
There’s nothing like the holidays to remind you how much power you’re using. Your electricity bill arrives and you’re gobsmacked. Then again, it takes wattage to keep all those twinkly Christmas lights shining.
If you’re thinking of adding a mini split system to your home, it’s again going to come down to wattage. How much more will the mini split add to your electric bill? We’re here to provide you with the information you need.
How Many Watts Does a Mini Split Use?
First, we have to say there’s no one cut and dry answer about how much wattage to expect from your mini split system. It depends on the size of your mini split in British thermal units or BTUs.
Let’s say, for example, that your mini split runs on 9,000 BTUs, which is common for some models (such as ductless mini split systems from Fujitsu). What kind of watt consumption are you looking at here?
It’d be about 600 watts, give or take. Some mini split owners have
You’re thinking of getting some ductless mini-split units installed in your home or office, but the question becomes, how many?
Ductless mini-splits provide comfort and cooling to a room, but this option may feel insufficient if you underdo it on your mini-split quantity. You’ll have some cooler rooms and other warmer rooms, and no one wants that.
There are several factors that will play a role in how many ductless mini-splits you should get installed. Let’s talk about these now.
Rooms that are well-insulated can retain the current temperature better. When most people think of insulation, they think of a room keeping heat in. That’s possible, but insulation can also keep the heat out a bit longer than those rooms without insulation.
If certain rooms in your home or office came insulated, or—even better—if the whole building is insulated, then you may not need as many ductless mini-splits.