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 searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the way to go.

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 adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly 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. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re typically 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 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

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 determine 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 running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely 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 choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros 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 considering a mini-split system for your Orlando home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our experts a call at 407-329-7661 or request an appointment with us online.

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