What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork involved. 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Air Engineers Service Experts are experienced in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and get the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Air Engineers Service Experts do to help you choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

  • Room size (length, width, height)
  • Age of your home
  • Insulation levels
  • Jacksonville weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Jacksonville home, the professionals at Air Engineers Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 904-450-5672 or request an appointment with us online.

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