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 warmer 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 might 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 individual 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 individual 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. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen 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 normal energy costs as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing 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 operates by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the top product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and get the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling 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 pros gathers:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Longmont home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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