Is A Multi-Zone Mini Split the Right Choice for Your Home?

A ductless mini-split heat pump is a terrific way to deliver effective air comfort to a single-zone that a central system can't reach. However, single-zone is not the only ductless solution available. Multi-zone mini-split systems allow one condenser to support two or more interior air handlers. This distributed network, still disconnected from ducts, can provide all the air comfort of a central system, but with a flexibility traditional installations can't match.

Multi-Zone Flexibility

Architects designed late 20th century American homes to accommodate large, central heating and air conditioning systems. Most houses feature ample space in the attic or crawlspace to run ductwork. For these buildings, central HVAC makes sense.

Of course, many generations constructed homes long before the advent of air conditioning. Older attics and crawlspaces lack the space to run bulky ductwork. Work-arounds and compromises can sometimes be made to install such equipment, but it never works as effectively as it would in a home designed for the technology.

Multi-zone ductless technology is the solution. A modern multi-zone system can be effectively deployed in a home with very little space. The conduit lines can run inside walls or on the outside of the house. Air handlers mount easily on walls, and cassettes take no space at all in a ceiling cavity.

Not only that, but the homeowner can customize the setup to compliment their habits. Are you a baker that needs more cooling in the kitchen? Ductless can do that. Do you want to keep the master bedroom warmer than the rest of the house? Ductless can do that. Would you like to extend air comfort to a detached garage or shop? A multi-zone can do that too.

Whatever your air comfort need, a multi-zone system is flexible enough to deliver.

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10 comments (view/add)
  • Tonia K. Seigler
    Tonia K. Seigler
    Posted on 8/1/2018

    What company do I contact for more information about these systems?

  • Steven
    Steven
    Posted on 8/1/2018

    You can give us a call at 270-575-9595. Our customer support team will be able to assist you.

  • Robert Shelton
    Robert Shelton
    Posted on 10/12/2018

    I am interested in your product. Our house was just flooded during hurricane Florence and all of our duct work and heat and AC were destroyed. I was told about this but had never heard of it before so I would like to have some more information if there is a website or someone I could call. Thank you.

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 10/15/2018

    You can call us at 800-360-1569, or you can check out iwae.com.

  • Larry Dorsey
    Larry Dorsey
    Posted on 10/27/2018

    I am thinking of building a home on some property left to me. The plan is to build a 3 bed 2 bath home that has a 72 X 30 layout on one level. I would like more information on any products that would meet my needs.

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 10/29/2018

    An Olympus multi-zone would be the best fit. You can install an Olympus in up to 5 different zones to ensure you get effective heating and cooling in all areas.

  • Lynne Turner
    Lynne Turner
    Posted on 11/24/2018

    How much for a double split and how much for a single system installed? Do you have local installers and carpenters on Cape Cod, MA?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 11/26/2018

    Cost for multi-zone installation will vary depending on the product you choose and the requirements at the installation location. We do not have our own installers in Cape Cod. To find local experts near you, we recommend sites like Angie's List, Preferred Contractor, Houzz, etc.

  • Holly
    Holly
    Posted on 12/5/2018

    We are building a 64x64 pole barn (which will be insulated) with a 24x40 apartment framed inside the barn. I'd like information/input on which type of mini split would work for the 960 sq ft apartment & also if we could do a zone for the apartment & maybe 2 others in the open pole barn? The pole barn would not have to be kept super hot or cold just comfortable. Thanks for your time!

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 12/6/2018

    A multi-zone ductless mini-split like the MRCOOL Olympus sounds like it would be a good fit. You can find different options on the Olympus here: https://iwae.com/shop/heating-air-conditioning/full-systems/ductless-split-systems/?action=buy_now&p=1&products_id=21971&series=521 . You can also always call us at 800-360-1569 with questions.


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