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 improve 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 focuses on distinct 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 involved. 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 only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system sizing and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the best choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning 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 consider:

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

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

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