What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation 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 boost 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 common central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork involved. 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 only one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can 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 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 measurements and are able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

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 decide your needs and get the size of the area 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 all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

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 gathers:

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

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

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