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 warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the way to go.

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 adaptable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your normal energy costs as well. They’re usually 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 Coastal Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and are able to 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 using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the top 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 big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably 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 Coastal Service Experts do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Savannah home, the professionals at Coastal Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 912-208-2399 or request an appointment with us online.

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