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 on the lookout 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 individual 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 easier to install as 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 chosen to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

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

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

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the best option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide your needs and measure the size of the room 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 too big, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and carry 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 select 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
  • Shreveport weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Shreveport home, the experts at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 318-588-8163 or request an appointment with us online.

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