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 warmer 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 individual 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 easy to install as there is no ductwork involved. They pump air directly 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 made equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could 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 team at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system calculations and can provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system functions by using 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 critical to receive all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the top option 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 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 all the time. However, if your system is too big, you’ll likely be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of experts take into account:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Grand Island home, the professionals at McElroy Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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