What Size Mini-Split System Do I Need?

Whether you have an add on 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 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 is focused on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork required. 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 just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen 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 regular energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for: 

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are well-versed in mini-split system measurements 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 utilizing a process that only produces 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 critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible. 

Mini-split system sizing 
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently. 

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

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