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 toastier 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 is focused on distinct 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 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 only one size, nor are they all produced equally, or for the same size room. Similar to traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be responsible for. Doing so could mean more efficient production for you, which might also lead to savings on your regular 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 experts at Becht/Givens Service Experts are well-versed in mini-split system sizing and will be 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 produces the amount of hot or cold air you desire to reach or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits possible.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to measuring for a mini-split system, our team recommends the top 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 room the system will be heating and cooling. A mini-split system that isn’t big enough will end up operating 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 cycling on and off frequently.

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

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

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

If you’re pondering a mini-split system for your Louisville home, the professionals at Becht/Givens Service Experts are able to help you each step of the way. Give our experts a call at or request an appointment with us online.

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