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 choice.

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 normal central air systems and are easy to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Much like normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your monthly energy expenses 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 pros at Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to receive all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our experts recommends the ideal 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 room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you choose 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
  • West Chester weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your West Chester home, the professionals at Wesley Wood Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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