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 warmer 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 may 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 distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than traditional 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 separate 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 and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with choices 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 that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for 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 determine your needs and measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

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 professionals gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Livermore home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at 925-364-5427 or request an appointment with us online.

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