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 searching for an efficient way to increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 distinct 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 since there is no ductwork involved. 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 one-size-fits-all, nor are they all made equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, 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 lead to 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 experts at Peitz Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air you desire to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team recommends the top option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up operating more often, meaning you’re wasting energy constantly. 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 turning on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

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

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