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 improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 has its focus on distinct 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 simpler to install because there is no ductwork needed. 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 only 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 sized to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local pros at Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking 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 reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to get 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 product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and get 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 all the time. However, if your system is oversized, 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 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
  • Naples weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Naples home, the experts 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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