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 hotter than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 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 since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be in. 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 without space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local team at Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system measurements and will be able to 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 works by employing a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Comfort Masters 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
  • Wheeling weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

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

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