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 toastier 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 might 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 adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easy to install since 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 just one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re typically 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 measurements and can 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 operates by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to receive all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing 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 figure out your needs and calculate the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly 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 select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

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

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

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