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 boost 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 focuses on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easy to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re typically used for:

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations 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 have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate 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 big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry 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 choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Miami home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 305-440-1505 or request an appointment with us online.

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