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 way to go.

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 adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install since there is no ductwork required. 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 common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re typically 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 well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are 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 employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros 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 calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll likely 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 experts gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Salt Lake City home, the experts at 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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