What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?

Whether you have an add on 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 boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the choice. 

What’s a mini-split system? 
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual 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. Similar to common air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re usually 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 calculations and will be able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool. 

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

Mini-split system sizing 
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently. 

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 experts take into account: 

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

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

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