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 toastier 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 may be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common central air systems and are easier 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 normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the room that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your normal 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 pros at Mountainwest Service Experts are experienced 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 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 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 top choice 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 area the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. 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 cycling on and off all the time.

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

Among other things, our team of experts gathers:

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Salt Lake City home, the experts at Mountainwest Service Experts are able to help you along the way. Give our pros a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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