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 improve 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 flexible 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 their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t only one size, 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 sized 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 monthly 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 Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and will be able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. 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 measure the size of the space 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 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 all the time.

So, what does Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 professionals at Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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