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 increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might 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 adaptable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are simpler to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air right to wall or ceiling mounted air handling units that have individual 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 traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your normal energy expenses as well. They’re normally used for:

  • Hot and/or cold rooms
  • Additions/renovations
  • Enclosed patios
  • Homes without room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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 functions by using a process that only creates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a correctly sized system is still crucial to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

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

So, what does Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing 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
  • Kansas City weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Kansas City home, the pros at Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing are able to help you along the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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