What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?

Whether you have an addition to your home that seems to be a little toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice. 

What’s a mini-split system? 
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than common central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems. 

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re typically used for: 

  • Hot and/or cold rooms 
  • Additions/renovations 
  • Enclosed patios 
  • Homes without room for ductwork 
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces 

Your local team at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are experienced in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool. 

A quick primer 
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits available. 

Mini-split system sizing 
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the best choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide 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 operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly. 

So, what does Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing do to help you select the right size mini-split system? 

Among other things, our team of professionals consider: 

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your the U.S. home, the pros at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 866-397-3787 or request an appointment with us online. 

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