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 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 could be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler 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. Similar to traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also lead to savings on your monthly 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 knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and will be able to 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 functions by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. 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 sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the best option 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 isn’t big enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

So, what does Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you select 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
  • Houston weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Houston home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at (713) 352-7887 or request an appointment with us online.

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