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Mini Split Break Down

Mini-splits are a great alternative to traditional air conditioning systems. They offer improved energy efficiency, better temperature control, and lower installation costs. Plus, they provide a stylish look. The first thing to consider when buying a mini split is the size of the room it will be placed in. Several online calculation tools measure a mini split required tonnage (or cooling capacity) based on room size. But the easiest method is to multiply the length and breadth of a room (in feet), take the square root of the result, and divide it by 10. 

Calculating Mini-Split Size

Alternatively, you may calculate the room's volume (in cubic feet) and divide it by 1000 to get how many tons of AC you need for effective cooling. Along with room size, other considerations include window location and the amount of sun-facing walls.

Most people will likely acquire ACs between 1 and 1.5 tons for household usage when considering average room size. The larger 2 to 5-ton ACs are required for workplaces and commercial environments.

A 1-ton mini split can cool an area up to 100 square feet, a 1.5 ton can cool a space up to 180 square feet, and a 2-ton mini split can cool up to 240 square feet, according to the rule of thumb.

Mini Split Cooling Capacity

Square Footage

1 Ton

550 - 650 sq ft

1.5 Ton

820 - 1,000 sq ft

2 Ton

1,100 - 1,350 sq ft

2.5 Ton

1,360 - 1,600 sq ft

3 Ton

1,600 - 2,000 sq ft

3.5 Ton

1,900 - 2,300 sq ft

4 Ton

2,220 - 2,650 sq ft

5 Ton

2,720 - 3,350 sq ft 

Maximizing Heating and Cooling Efficiency

The efficiency of an air conditioner's cooling is indicated by its Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating, or SEER rating, which ranges from 1 to 5 on the energy star scale.
The SEER is the ratio of the power input (in watts) to the cooling capability (measured in British thermal units, or BTU per hour). The SEER rating determines how well a unit cools while using less energy. However, the price of a mini split increases with the number of stars in its SEER rating.

Matching BTU Rating to Room Size

The size of the area that has to be heated or cooled can also influence the micro split system's BTU rating. For instance, a 1,000 Sq Ft space will need 12,000 BTUs, whereas a bigger 1,200 SQ Ft area could need 18,000 BTUs. It's crucial to pick a micro split system whose BTU rating is suitable for the area that has to be heated or cooled.

SEER and HSPF Ratings for Mini Split

When choosing a micro split system, it's also critical to consider its efficiency rating. A higher SEER rating, which stands for Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, denotes, for instance, that the system will consume less energy and hence be less expensive to operate. A higher HSPF rating, or Heating Seasonal Performance Factor, indicates that the system will use less energy to heat the area, reducing winter energy expenses.

Need Mini Split Recommendations? 

Our team has a couple of favorites we think you should check out for ductless mini-splits. The current brands we offer are:

We can't wait to add more soon. Now, getting into the specifics, here are a couple of our favorite mini-splits we currently offer:

The newly released mini-split by MrCool, the DIY Easy Pro® 24k BTU Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Complete System, sold out within a month! Some of the features that made this mini-split so desirable are: 

  • Up to 18 SEER
  • Gold Fin® condenser: corrosion resistant - live on the coast? Don't worry; the condenser is built to resist long-term corrosion
  • Energy-Efficient DC Inverter
DIY Easy Pro® 24k BTU Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Complete System

Next is the E Star DIY 4th Gen 36k BTU Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Complete System - 208-230V/60Hz. The 4th Gen 36 BTU E Star is one of the most powerful single-zone systems offered in the DIY Series. Its robust features include: 

  • Up to 18 SEER
  • Variable-speed DC inverter compressor technology cuts operating costs
  • R-410A environmentally friendly refrigerant
E Star DIY 4th Gen 36k BTU Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump Complete System - 208-230V/60Hz

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Learn More About Mini Splits

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Lastly, we have the content you need to read if you want a mini split but are not sure where to put install it, or what size you need, or what to know how mini splits can save you money.

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