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 hotter 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 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 is focused 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 easy to install since there is no ductwork required. They pump air straight 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Similar to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be responsible for. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also mean savings on your regular energy expenses 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 R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are experienced in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with options based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system operates by using a process that only produces the amount of hot or cold air needed to get to or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a appropriately sized system is still crucial to reap all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size 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 decide your needs and calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that is too small will end up working 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 carry the risk of having your mini-split system turning on and off all the time.

So, what does R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts consider:

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

If you’re thinking about a mini-split system for your Knoxville home, the experts at R & M Climate Control Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you every step of the way. Give our team a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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