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 might be the way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork required. They pump air straight 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, 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 translate to savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re typically 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 can provide you with options based on the size of space that you want 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 that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal 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 room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, 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 pros consider:

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

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

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