What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. 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 one-size-fits-all, 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 sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean 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 pros at Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and can 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 using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and measure the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off frequently.

So, what does Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

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

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