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 looking for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier to install since 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re usually used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local team at Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and will be able to 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 operates by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best 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 calculate the size of the area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you choose 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
  • Buffalo weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

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

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