Because of the length of our summer season, a central cooling system isn’t really necessary. We typically get about three months of warm weather. Sometimes, the whole season is cold and rainy. Every so often, we get temperatures in the nineties with brutal humidity. The house gets overheated and sticky, and running box fans doesn’t provide much relief. Plus, the open windows welcome in all sort of contaminants and bugs, including pollen, exhaust fumes, and mosquitos. Since my family spends most of our time outside, taking advantage of the warm weather whenever possible, I’ve targeted temperature control in the bedrooms. I invested in a ductless multi-split system. There is a single outdoor air compressor which links to five indoor air handlers. The air handlers are compact and mounted up high on a wall of each of the bedrooms. The air handlers have their own thermostat and controls, allowing for zoned air conditioning. The individual bedrooms can be set to customized temperatures. There’s no need to run the cooling system when the room is empty and everybody can enjoy personalized comfort. The ductless system is extremely energy efficient, so it doesn’t cost all the much to run. The installation process was completed in a single day and it required no renovation and caused no mess. I like that we can adjust the air handlers through a cordless remote or our smartphones. That way, it’s easy to startup the system shortly before I head to bed for the night. My bedroom is nice and cool for me, and I sleep so much better.