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 toastier 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 might be the answer.

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 adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your regular 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 experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate 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 constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have 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 choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Fort Myers 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 239-908-6991 or request an appointment with us online.

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