I'm looking at a mini-split for whole house cooling.
Our house is a smallish 900 sq ft 2BR/1BA bungalow near San Jose, California. Summer temperatures don't get too extreme. We need to turn on air conditioning probably less than 30 days a year.
The interior component of the mini-split will be installed in a centrally located skylight well. That skylight well opens directly into every room of the house, so the cool air should fan out nicely from that location.
There is good access to route electricity and coolant lines - installation should be a slam-dunk.
So I am ~thinking~ about an 18000 BTU Fujitsu Halcyon system. But for only a little more I can get a Fujitsu 24000 BTU system. The extra $ is no big deal, but I don't want to oversize the system and have unnecessarily high electricity bills.
Whadyall think? Are there any obvious problems with what I am planning? Should I spend the extra $ for the 24000 BTU system, or will that be overkill?
This will be installed by an HVAC professional, but i want to do my homework to ensure I am getting the right system.