What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?
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 may be the choice.
What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual 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 required. 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 normal air conditioners, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your normal energy bills 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 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 works by utilizing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.
Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts 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 running 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 frequently.
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 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 pros a call at 352-414-4006 or request an appointment with us online.