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 warmer 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 way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own 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. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

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 figure out your needs and measure the size of the area 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 constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick 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
  • Orlando weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Orlando home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our experts a call at 407-329-7661 or request an appointment with us online.

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