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 hotter 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 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 flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install because 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re typically used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

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

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring 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 determine your needs and measure the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is oversized, 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 pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Ocala home, the professionals at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 352-414-4006 or request an appointment with us online.

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