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 improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are simpler to install because 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs 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 team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing 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 measure the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off frequently.

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 experts consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Cocoa home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 321-428-7635 or request an appointment with us online.

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