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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to improve 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 is focused 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 easy to install since there is no ductwork required. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which could 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 will be able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want 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 that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top 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 measure 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 likely 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 experts 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 professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 303-647-5749 or request an appointment with us online.

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