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 looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual 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 simpler to install as there is no ductwork required. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be in. 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 experts at A-PLUS Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and can 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 operates by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal product 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 running 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 carry the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

So, what does A-PLUS Service Experts do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros take into account:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Waldorf home, the pros at A-PLUS Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at 301-747-3140 or request an appointment with us online.

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