Moving to minisplit after having had a one-room wall/window AC
i don't know if i want a single zone or a two zone wall unit.
here is the situation.
concrete highrise condo building
no AC in the corridors or common areas
summer here is about as hot as in the Midwest, except it's a shorter timeframe
my LR area is about 450 sq.ft.
my BR + area is about 300 sq.ft.
ceiling height 8ft.
total space is about 1200 sq.ft.
there is cooler air at night and I can leave the windows and balcony doors open.
In the LR, I had a small wall/window AC in a sleeve in a hole in the wall.
It is gone now.
For many years, I slept in the LR whenever I needed AC at night.
This was for a few weeks, or days, depending on night temperatures.
This spring I have to get something.
But I'm not sure how far to go in upgrading.
I know they all require 220V except the smaller ones.
I have balconie(s) and permission to install the external unit there.
There are a lot of fly by night deals to be had, in 12000 BTU minisplits.
But, I want a solid machine installed and serviced by professionals.
So, I need to figure out if I get the smallest mini-split or something one or two sizes bigger.
Is there anything you can say that helps me figure out what to get?