Does Your Home Need One AC Unit or Two?

When it comes to outfitting your home with an AC unit, there are many factors to take into account. There’s cost, of course, size, energy efficiency, and noise, as well as other considerations. However, many people don’t even question whether they may need more than one unit, but, in some circumstances, that may be the case.

When Would You Need Two AC Units?

If you live in a two-story home, having two AC units—one on each level—is sometimes recommended for having both floors at the same temperature. Since warm air rises, a separate unit on the second floor may be needed to help keep it cool. If your bedrooms are located upstairs and you enjoy sleeping when it’s colder, or you live in a really hot area (like down here in the South!), you may want to consider having a separate AC unit upstairs to better control the temperature.

The same goes for very large one-story homes. If you find that, say, a master bedroom wing gets too hot compared to the rest of the house, then having two AC units will help you maintain the desired temperature in each section of your home.

Having two AC units can also help save energy. For example, you can turn off an upstairs unit when you’re not up there or vice versa, reducing the area that you’re trying to keep cool when you don’t really need to be.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference and budget—two units will cost more than one, however, it may save you money in the long run. More than likely, if you opt for two units they will be smaller than one large one.

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