Some people wonder if it’s possible to oversize their ductless mini split.
Well, ultimately the answer is yes just as is the case with other types of HVAC systems.
Some people who have the ideology that bigger is better can often make the mistake of getting condensers that are just too big and powerful for their amount of space. This happens in residences all the time, especially when people choose to take matters into their own hands. Not that it’s not a good idea to take care of home upgrades on your own, I encourage people to do this sort of thing. Just make sure you know what you are doing and are following important safety tips for doing your installation work or other renovations. If you are trying to properly size the right ductless mini split for you, keep in mind the square footage of your home. If you have anywhere between 600 to 1000 square feet, you will want 18,000 BTUs for your system. If you have 1600-2000 square feet, you will want about 36,000 BTUs. And you can kind of gauge it from there but definitely make sure to look up the exact amount of BTUs your system should be before you commit to buying it. If you have a condenser that is too large, you will naturally experience short cycling with your system. This is when the system keeps turning on too often because it works too fast too achieve your temperature control settings. With this short cycling causes more work to the system, higher energy bills, and a shortened life of your HVAC equipment.