What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an addition to your home that seems to be a little hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

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

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also lead to savings on your normal energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local pros at Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and can 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 operates by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and calculate the size of the space 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 over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Columbia home, the experts at Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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