For the first couple of years that I lived in our home, I was unhappy with the comfort of the master bedroom.
- Because of the square footage, the windows, direction they face and insufficient l vents, the room consistently felt too warm.
If I lowered the thermostat to cool down the bedroom to a nice temperature, the rest of the house was way too cold. I’d either place a huge strain on the air conditioner or lower the furnace way down. The rest of the family would be unhappy over the cold temperature in the house. In the Summer, I tried to fix the issue with portable fans and a window air conditioner. I didn’t like losing the view from the window, the appearance of the air conditioner and the spread of dust because of the fans. During the winter, I’d sweat non stop and have trouble sleeping. I finally brought up the problem to a local HVAC supplier, and he suggested installing a ductless air conditioner into the master bedroom. The ductless unit was not super expensive, and the upgrade process was done within a couple of hours. There was no renovation or giant mess. Other than a small diameter hole in an exterior wall and access to electricity, the ductless system needed nothing but mounting capacity. I have an exterior air compressor that hooks to a compact, indoor air handler installed up on the wall. I adjust the system either through a cordless remote or my smartphone. I can target cooling to the bedroom without impacting the rest of the house.