What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

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 boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual 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 easier to install since there is no ductwork needed. 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 just 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 room that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also lead to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by utilizing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and measure the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up running 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 run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Alliance home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 330-235-1260 or request an appointment with us online.