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 looking for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system may 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 common central air systems and are simpler to install because there is no ductwork required. 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be sized to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so could 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 space for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at Jack Nelson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are knowledgeable in mini-split system measurements and will be able to 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 creates the amount of hot or cold air that you need to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits available.

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

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

Among other things, our team of professionals consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Tulsa home, the pros at Jack Nelson 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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