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 looking 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 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 simpler to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight 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 normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re typically 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 sizing 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 generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal product 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 big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

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 pros 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 professionals 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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