Do I Need a Mini Split in Every Room?

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Mini split air conditioners are a popular choice for cooling homes. They have many advantages over traditional air conditioners, including being more efficient and having the ability to cool multiple rooms. But do you need a mini split in every room?

The answer may depend on your specific situation, but in general, mini splits can be a great way to keep your home cool all summer long. If you have multiple rooms that need cooling, mini splits can provide even cooling throughout your home. And if you’re concerned about energy costs, mini splits can save you money on your energy bill.

So if you’re wondering whether or not to install a mini split in every room in your home, the answer may depend on your specific needs. But in general, mini splits can be a great way to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.

What is a Mini Split?

A mini split is a ductless air conditioning system that is split between an indoor and outdoor system.  They have been growing in popularity in recent years thanks to their efficiency, flexibility, and cost effectiveness.  These systems can actually provide both heating and cooling into your home.  Mini split units are rather small in size, so they will not take up too much room wherever you choose to place one.  These systems are rather different from central air systems, as central air uses a duct system.

Advantages of Multiple Mini Splits

Multiple mini splits have a few advantages over a single unit. These advantages include saving on your energy bill, having flexibility in where you place the units, and even cooling throughout your home.

Save on Energy Bill

Mini splits are very efficient and can save you money on your energy bill.  They use less energy than a standard central air unit would need to use, which in turn helps you save on costs. This is partially because they are ductless; thanks to this, they avoid any of the duct losses that other systems may experience.  So, even if you have multiple mini splits in your home, you are likely to still save money.

Flexibility in Placement

They offer more flexibility in terms of where you place them. Mini splits are rather easy to install, and they do not need to be connected to a window.  Since they are generally ductless, this is helpful in terms of installing them wherever you would like.  Thanks to the ability to place them wherever you’d like, it allows more flexibility in designing the room.  It also makes including them in multiple rooms a breeze.

Even Cooling

Multiple mini splits can provide more even cooling throughout your home.  Each mini split zone has its own thermostat, and each zone can have up to four units associated with it.  If you like having one part of your house a different temperature than another, having multiple mini splits can aid in making this a reality.  

So if you’re wondering whether you need a mini split in every room, the answer may depend on your specific situation. But in general, multiple mini splits can be a great way to keep your home cool and comfortable all summer long.

Does Every Room Need a Mini Split?

As we mentioned before, the answer may depend on your specific situation, but in general, mini splits can be a great way to keep your home cool all summer long. If you have multiple rooms that need cooling, mini splits can provide even cooling throughout your home. And if you’re concerned about energy costs, mini splits can save you money on your energy bill.

Typically, people will choose to install mini split systems in communal, high traffic rooms or rooms that are prone to high humidity.  These may include the living room, office, attic, or basement.  However, these are not mandatory rooms for a mini split!  It is, however, nice to have these rooms at a comfortable temperature so that whoever walks in can enjoy the space.

You likely do not need a mini split in spaces such as a hallway, and you want to make sure you install the unit somewhere large enough to actually hold the unit.  Otherwise, you may cause the unit to short-cycle. This happens when the AC unit turns on, blows a quick burst of air into the room, and then turns back off.

Contact Coastal Home Services

Summer is just around the corner, so you will want to make sure your home is ready for the heat!  If you are located near the Crystal Coast area in North Carolina, contact Coastal Home Services today.  One of our trained technicians can help you install a new air conditioning system into your home – whether that’s a mini split system or something else.  If you are unsure of what kind of air conditioning system you would like for your home, we are more than happy to help you walk through your options and see what best fits your lifestyle!

Contact us today using the form below and someone will be in touch with you shortly.  If you’d like, you are also welcome to give us a call.  We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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