How many mini splits do I need? The term ‘zones’ is standard when deciding which mini-split systems to install. In your research, you will find systems with one, two, three, or four zones for your home. It is best to learn and understand the zones meaning to know how they impact the mini-split performance. Keep reading to learn more about the single-zone, multi-zone mini-split, and their benefits.

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Understanding Mini-Split Zones

Single Zone Ductless Mini-Splits

A single-zone runs on one ductless setup. It has two units installed inside and outside the house. That means you will install the system in one room only. You can adequately manage that room’s heating and cooling needs.  However, the other rooms in your office or home will not benefit from the same single-zone mini-split. 

Multi-Zone Ductless Mini-Splits

To enjoy regulated temperature control throughout your office or home, investing in multi-zone ductless mini-split systems is best. The multi-zone setup has a central outdoor unit and a compressor attached to the desired number of indoor units you need for your building. The least number you can go for when you opt for a multi-zone ductless mini-split system is two, though you can do as many as five units depending on your needs.

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How Many Zones Do I Need?

Knowing the number of rooms that need adequate heating and cooling management will inform you of how many units you require for your multi-zone ductless mini-split system. The zoning arises when you consider each room as an independent zone.

In short, a multi-zone mini-split system best suits a house with a kitchen, living room, dining room, study room, three bedrooms, and two bathrooms than a home with an open-plan layout (studio apartment).

Installation Options

The multi-zone ductless mini-split system compressor is outside the home or office. The compressor links to the indoor units installed in your home or office. You can install it using a ceiling cassette design to ensure it is less noticeable if you set it up overhead. You also can install it under the floor, mount it on a wall, or consider horizontal ducting.

The purchase and installation costs go higher with the more units you want in your multi-zone ductless mini-split system. Nevertheless, the multi-zone system is the ideal investment if you have several rooms in your office or home and you want to enjoy better temperature control.

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Conclusion – How Many Mini Splits Do I Need?

We hope you now understand what single-zone and multi-zone mean when asking yourself how many mini splits do I need. If you are ready to have the mini-split system installed in your home or business, get in touch with Furnace Repair Toronto. We can set up the units for a single zone or install as many as five units for a multi-zone system with a capacity to heat and cool an area of more than 2,000 square feet.

Call us today at (437) 537-5579 for more details. Furnace Repair Toronto is your best bet if you want reliable heating and cooling in your home or office.