What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply looking 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 specific 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 simpler to install as there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just 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 sized to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular energy expenses 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 Midway Services are experienced in mini-split system measurements 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 functions by utilizing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and carry the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Midway Services do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Clearwater home, the experts at Midway Services are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at 727-219-2471 or request an appointment with us online.

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