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 on the lookout for an efficient way to improve your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the way to go.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses 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 easier to install since there is no ductwork involved. They pump air right 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. Much like 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 means more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your normal energy costs as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local pros at Barlow Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and can provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by using a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for a mini-split system, our experts recommends the ideal option for you as we do with all of our heating and cooling equipment. We work directly with you to figure out your needs and calculate the size of the room 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 large, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off all the time.

So, what does Barlow Service Experts do to help you choose the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of pros gathers:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Ogden home, the experts at Barlow Service Experts are able to help you every step of the way. Give our pros a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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