Do I Need a Mini Split in Every Room?

You’re planning to switch to a ductless mini split system in your home or office for the coming year. Before you make the jump, one thing you want to spend some time doing is creating a sufficient budget. To do that, you need to know how many rooms or spaces you would need a mini split for heating/cooling purposes.

This is where you’re running into a problem. Is it better to get a mini split in every room of your home or office, or should you only opt for this heating/cooling solution in certain rooms?

The answer will vary for everyone, but very rarely do you need a mini split in every single room. Not only is this excessive, but it could be costlier for you, since you’re paying for a mini split unit in each room of the house or commercial building. If this is more than five or six units, you could easily blow through even a well-planned budget.

That’s a shame, since a ductless mini split system rarely costs more than traditional heating and air conditioning. That said, if you overdo it on the indoor mini split units, that might not be the case any longer.

To determine if a room is eligible for a mini split, you may want to ask yourself the following questions.

  • Is this room unnecessarily warm? A warm room is not fun to spend time in, as you begin sweating in minutes. If you have employees working in this space, the heat can decrease morale, so it’s worth fixing with a versatile cooling solution like a ductless mini split system.
  • Is the room unnecessarily cold? Brr! It feels like your heat never runs adequately enough since you’re always left shivering. Some people might find a cold room more uncomfortable than a hot one, but either way, you don’t want to be in here.
  • Can you fix the room through other means? Let’s use the example of a cold room. It could be that old seals with holes could cause outdoor air to seep in. Drafty, outdated windows can also be a contributing factor. Making some upgrades could fix the problem so you don’t necessarily need another unit.

If you’ve decided a ductless mini split is the best solution for you, then you might want to consider zoning. When you get your mini splits installed in a building by zone, you’re making a smart, cost-effective plan to heat or cool the spaces that need it most.

You can have as few as one zone and as many as five, sometimes even more. If you opt for one zone, this is known as single-zone heating or cooling. You’d have one outdoor compressor and one indoor mini split. If you need more than single-zone heating or cooling, this is referred to as multi-zone. 

Again, there’s one outdoor compressor (sometimes as many as two) with a multi-zone system, but you have more than one indoor unit. You may set up a mini split to cover each zone indoors.

No matter the mini split you want, you can count on us at PowerSave AC to get it. We look forward to working with you!