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 looking for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the choice.

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 easier to install because there is no ductwork needed. 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 only one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy costs 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 experienced in mini-split system calculations and can 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 works by employing a process that only generates 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 reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for 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 isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping 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 professionals consider:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Cleveland home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at 440-252-1375 or request an appointment with us online.

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