What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout 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 has its focus on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. They pump air directly to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be in. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular 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 experts at Strogen's Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system sizing and will be able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the top product for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to determine your needs and get the size of the space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large 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 turning on and off all the time.

So, what does Strogen's Service Experts do to help you select 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
  • Rochester weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Rochester home, the pros at Strogen's Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at 603-923-4570 or request an appointment with us online.

Contact Us