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 looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than common central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally 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 choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing 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 measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping 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 professionals take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Fort Lauderdale home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at 954-736-4314 or request an appointment with us online.

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