Whether you have an addition 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 might be the answer.
What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on specific 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:
- Hot and/or cold rooms
- 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 options 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. 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 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 get the size of the space 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 all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.
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 thinking about a mini-split system for your Fort Lauderdale home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.