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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout 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 specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easy to install as there is no ductwork required. They pump air directly 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space 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 typically used for:

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

Your local team at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by utilizing 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 choice 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 area 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 cycling 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 pros take into account:

  • 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 every step of the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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