Why Ductless HVAC Systems Are Perfect for Mother-n-Law Suites

Mother-in-law suites are private living areas on an existing property. They can be within the main home, such as a finished basement or attic, or detached as a stand-alone structure. While mother-in-law suites usually feature at least a bedroom and bathroom, they may also feature other areas such as a kitchen or kitchenette and living area. Their primarily purpose is to provide comfort and privacy for the tenant, whether a family member, visitor, or guest.

The utility logistics of a mother-in-law suite can sometimes be complicated, but choosing a ductless mini split heating and cooling system is always an easy choice. Read below to find out why ductless HVAC systems are perfect for mother-in-law suites, then order yours from ComfortUp today!

Installation and Maintenance Processes

Mini splits do not require the extensive ductwork of the central HVAC system. This provides clear advantages, as it leads to increased operating efficiency and lower energy consumptions and bills. It also simplifies their installation process. Extending ductwork is costly and time-consuming, making it a less than ideal heating and cooling option for your in-home mother-in-law suite. It is also impossible to extend ductwork to a detached mother-in-law suite.

Fortunately, installing a mini split in your mother-in-law suite is a breeze! While some mini split systems can be installed by homeowners, we recommend hiring a professional technician for installation. Not only does this guarantee your system functions properly and efficiently but it ensures a valid warranty.

To prepare for your mini split installation, simply pick the location in the room, clean the area, and let the technician handle the rest! Mini splits also have very simple maintenance processes, relative to other HVAC systems. Regular maintenance, such as wiping the filters, coils, and condensers clean in addition to annual deep cleanings, helps keep your system operating efficiently for years to come!

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Single vs. Multi-Zone Systems

Mini splits are available in single and multi-zone systems. A single-zone system features one outdoor condenser connected to one indoor unit, while a multi-zone system features multiple indoor air conditioners connected to the same outdoor unit. Depending on your suite’s specific layout and HVAC needs, either system is an excellent option.

If your suite is detached from the rest of your home, it will require its own single or multi-zone system, depending on the number of rooms within the suite. A single-zone will work if your suite is one room or open area, but you will require a multi-zone system if you have multiple areas to heat and cool, such as a bedroom and kitchen.

If your suite is within your home, such as a basement or attic, you have several different options, depending on the size of your suite and your home’s existing HVAC system. If you have a multi-zone system already in your home, you may be able to add additional indoor unit(s) for your suite. You could also purchase a single or multi-zone system exclusively for your suite. Your HVAC system cost will be related to brand make and model in addition to the number of units required.

Mini split systems are designed for rooms of specific sizes, so be sure to know the measurements of your mother-in-law suite before purchasing. An improperly sized mini split does not operate anywhere close to peak efficiency, which leads to higher energy costs and an unpleasant indoor environment.

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Improved Indoor Air Quality 

Mini splits do more than just create the perfect indoor climate; they also create a healthier environment. Inside each air conditioner is a filter that removes harmful airborne contaminants during operation. Your mini split can filter out dust, dirt, debris, dander, and more as it heats or cools the area! It also removes airborne moisture to prevent mold and mildew growth.

Purifying the indoor air with a mini split has short- and long-term health benefits. It decreases sinus and respiratory irritation while the decreased exposure to harmful elements also helps reduce your chance of disease over time. A mini split ensures that anyone who inhabits your mother-in-law suite is in a healthy and pleasant environment.

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ComfortUp proudly sells mini split systems and accessories from the industry’s most trusted brands such as Mitsubishi, GREE, LG, Panasonic, Boreal, and more. We’re here to answer any questions, so give us a call at  1-855-337-0001 or contact us online today!

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