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 may be the choice.

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 traditional central air systems and are easy 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could 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 team at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are experienced in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’re looking 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 needed to get to or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a correctly 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 get 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 constantly. 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 flipping on and off frequently.

So, what does Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc 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 considering a mini-split system for your La Porte home, the pros at Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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