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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer.

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 easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have separate 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, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may also translate to savings on your monthly energy costs as well. They’re normally used for:

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

Your local experts at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating are experienced in mini-split system measurements 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 functions by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best choice for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to decide 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 run the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

So, what does Finch Air Conditioning & Heating do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your La Porte home, the pros at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 281-407-9478 or request an appointment with us online.

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