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 increase your home’s comfort, a mini-split system could be the answer.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that is has its focus on distinct rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than traditional central air systems and are easier to install because there is no ductwork involved. 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 produced equally, or for the same size room. Comparable to normal air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be chosen to fit the area that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which may 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 with no room for ductwork
  • Large, multi-zone living spaces

Your local pros at Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning are well-versed in mini-split system calculations and can provide you with choices based on the size of space that you’re looking to heat and cool.

A quick primer
A mini-split system works by employing a process that only generates the amount of hot or cold air needed to achieve or maintain the temperature you choose. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits available.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to determining size for 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 calculate the size of the room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t large enough will end up running more often, meaning you’re wasting energy over time. However, if your system is too large, you’ll probably be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system flipping on and off constantly.

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

Among other things, our team of professionals gathers:

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

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

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