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 increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could 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 flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air straight 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and can 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 needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal 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 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 oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have 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 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 considering a mini-split system for your Livermore home, the pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 925-364-5427 or request an appointment with us online.

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