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 looking for an efficient way to boost your home’s comfort, a mini-split system might be the choice.

What’s a mini-split system?
A mini-split system is a ductless form of heating and cooling that focuses on individual rooms and spaces, not an entire home or building. Mini-split systems are more adjustable and energy efficient than common 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 their own wireless electronic temperature control systems.

Mini-split systems aren’t just one size, nor are they all created equally, or for the same size room. Much like traditional air conditioners and furnaces, a mini-split system should be picked to fit the space that it will be heating and cooling. Doing so means more efficient production for you, which might also translate to savings on your normal energy bills as well. They’re normally 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 Stark Services are experienced in mini-split system sizing and are able to provide you with choices based on the size of space that you want 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 you desire to achieve or maintain the temperature you pick. That being said, a properly sized system is still critical to get all of the efficiency benefits offered.

Mini-split system sizing
When it comes to sizing 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 determine your needs and get the size of the space 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 big, you’ll possibly be spending more on the system and have the risk of having your mini-split system cycling on and off constantly.

So, what does Stark Services do to help you select the right size mini-split system?

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

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

If you’re considering a mini-split system for your Haltom City home, the professionals at Stark Services 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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