What Size Mini-Split System do I Need?

July 21, 2017

Whether you have an add on to your home that seems to be a little warmer than the rest of the house or you’re simply searching for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could 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 flexible and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install as there is no ductwork needed. 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 created equally, or for the same size room. Much like common air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the room that it will be in. Doing so can mean more efficient production for you, which could also lead to savings on your regular energy costs as well. They’re typically 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 Broad Ripple 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 want to heat and cool.

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

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing a mini-split system, our team 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 measure the size of the area 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 over 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 turning on and off constantly.

So, what does Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning do to help you pick the right size mini-split system?

Among other things, our team of experts take into account:

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Indianapolis home, the pros at Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are able to help you each step of the way. Give our pros a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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