We often get questions about the most effective and easy ways to cool one room or portion of the house. Sometimes this is for customers that want to make a bedroom cooler than the rest of the home, and sometimes it’s for people that don’t have central air conditioning.

As both minimalism and the tiny home movement are increasing in popularity, we see more and more people choosing to live in small spaces where it doesn’t make sense to install a full HVAC unit. Instead, they look for creative and effective ways to cool homes or bedrooms.

Whether you are curious about ways to cool your entire home or are just interested in bedroom installations, here are a few options to consider.

Cool From Anywhere With Portable Air Conditioners

Portable air conditioners might be the quickest and easiest way to install a single room cooling system. These systems are basically ready to go out of the box, as all you have to do is vent them with an exhaust hose.

The hose can easily be connected to a window, and most systems come with a window kit to make this especially easy. Portable air conditioners are easier to install than window units and give you the option of still having access to your window.

They do, however, use more energy than most window units, which is something to consider if you’ll be using the system a lot. That said, as bedroom installations go, it doesn’t get much easier than portable air conditioners.

Ductless HVAC Systems Offer Zoned Cooling

Ductless HVAC systems are becoming an increasingly popular way to cool rooms or small homes. Each room simply needs a wall-mounted unit and an outdoor compressor.

The indoor installation can be as simple as drilling one hole. They’re effective at cooling one room, but you’ll need to install multiple systems throughout your small home if you’re looking for a whole-house solution.

These systems don’t take up much space and work well, but they require monthly maintenance and are more expensive than other options. If you’re only using them for a bedroom, these issues might not be too concerning, but if you want to install multiple systems throughout your home, the cost and maintenance are something you’ll want to keep in mind.

Upgrade to Smart Thermostats

If you’re only interested in keeping a bedroom cooler than the rest of the house or keeping it particularly cool overnight, a smart thermostat might be the solution that you need.

These thermostats are constantly becoming more advanced, and there are models that enable you to set different rooms at different temperatures.

Using one of these units will let you keep a bedroom as cold as you want overnight without having to overwork your entire system. This is an easy and efficient way to stay cool, and smart thermostats are increasingly popular ways to cool specific portions of homes.

If you have any questions about ways to keep your home cool or if you’re in need of an installation, call Varsity Home Service today at (631) 567-4600.