Have you noticed a trend in small homes lately? It’s becoming more and more popular for people to downgrade their homes from big and inefficient to small and livable. Not only are smaller homes easier to care for, but they’re cheaper to buy/build, and can be less costly to maintain.
The tiny house movement has become not only a trend but a social movement. People are concentrating on living with less excess. There are even those who prefer to live in smaller spaces for the sake of feeling the coziness and efficiency.
For most of us, air conditioners are essential in the summertime. Having one installed in a small home, or even just a bedroom, is a lot easier nowadays! With the right installation, an AC can be very effective; even if it’s just in one room. Below, we have outlined the different options you have for a bedroom AC!
Opt For A Portable AC
When looking for the right air conditioner, for a space the size of a bedroom, many people opt for a portable AC. Portable AC’s are freestanding and use two hoses to circulate the air in the space. One hose is used to pull air inside to cool the unit, while the other is used to expel the hot and humid air.
There are pro’s and con’s to a portable AC system, though. Let’s take a look at the Pro’s first:
- Easy to install.
- Better for small spaces.
- Is cheaper than installing a central HVAC system.
- Easy to move.
- Not restricted in condos or apartments.
Now let’s look at the con’s:
- Not efficient for large areas.
- They can be loud.
- Some models have water collecting pans that need to be emptied periodically.
- Not as much humidity control.
- Can take away space in a small area.
There are many things to think about when you are considering using a portable AC. Depending on your circumstances though, many people find the portable route to be the best option, as it meets all of their needs!
Ductless HVAC Systems
Another option that has been growing in popularity for small spaces such as the bedroom is the ductless HVAC system. This system is a great alternative if having a conventional central air system is too costly or just impractical for space.
Many people also like this option as it gives them the ability to spot cool in specific areas. The ductless system basically works the same as a central air unit, however, it functions without the ducts. The indoor portion of the unit takes the warm air inside your home and sends it over the refrigerant.
The outside unit is where the refrigerant gets rid of all the hot and humid air that is removed from your home. As the unit will be found in the room it’s cooling, there is no need for a duct system. Usually, the unit can be installed above a doorway, or high up on the wall. As they are in the room you want to cool, you can easily regulate the temperature in that area!
Consider a Smart Thermostat
Another trend that goes hand and hand with small homes is smart homes. Our growing technology has allowed us to control many aspects of our home remotely.
This is also true of smart thermostats. Smart thermostats allow you to regulate the temperature in a specific area of your home.
A lot of times, you are even able to download an app so you can control the temperature when you are away from home. Many other features are also available such as vacation mode; which allows you to regulate temperature while you are away!
Call The Plumbing & Air Service Company
The Plumbing & Air Service Co. is experienced with the latest technology in air conditioning. Our reliable and licensed technicians are available 24/7 to assist you with all of your cooling needs! Family owned and operated since 1997, we are ready to make your small space as comfortable as possible!