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 searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus 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 needed. They pump air right 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also mean savings on your regular energy expenses as well. They’re normally 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system measurements and are able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros 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 calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up running 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 have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off all the time.

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 professionals consider:

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

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

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