What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little hotter 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 may be the answer.

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 adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular energy bills as well. They’re usually used for:

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

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

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and get the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry 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 gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Provo home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 801-396-0637 or request an appointment with us online.

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