What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have had a renovation to your home that seems to be a little hotter 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 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 specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than normal central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork needed. They pump air straight 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which could also translate to savings on your monthly energy bills as well. They’re usually used for:

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

Your local team at Freschi Service Experts are knowledgeable in mini-split system calculations and are able to provide you with specific products based on the size of space that you’d like to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by utilizing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a correctly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our pros recommends the best 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 space the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is too large, 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 Freschi Service Experts do to help you pick 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
  • Concord weather patterns
  • Type and number of windows

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Concord home, the professionals at Freschi Service Experts 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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