What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little hotter 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 answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is focused on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork needed. 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 just one size, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also mean savings on your monthly energy expenses as well. They’re normally 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 knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get 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 decide your needs and measure the size of the room 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 constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly 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 pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Memphis home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at 901-235-1196 or request an appointment with us online.

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