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 toastier than the rest of the house or you’re simply on the lookout for an efficient way to boost 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 is has its focus on specific rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more flexible and energy efficient than traditional 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 individual wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t one-size-fits-all, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which may also lead to savings on your normal energy costs 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 Falso Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you want to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air that you need to reach or maintain the temperature you have set. That being said, a properly sized system is still important to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the ideal product 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 big enough will end up working more often, meaning you’re wasting energy all the time. However, if your system is oversized, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of pros consider:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your East Syracuse home, the professionals at Falso 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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