Tri-Zoned mini split systems are ideal when heating and cooling three or more rooms is needed.
Single Zone units heat and cool 1 room, while tri-zone units heat and cool 3 rooms.
What Is a Tri-Zone Mini Split?
A Tri-Zone mini split heats and cools three rooms using only one outside condenser.
A single zoned system would have 1, while a dual zoned system will have 2 copper line-sets.
Each inside unit works separately from each other with its own remote control and temperature settings.
While the inside units work individually they all use the same outside condenser to heat or cool a space.
This has many benefits in many scenarios such as limited outside space or simply wanting less outside condensers.
There are many good Tri-Zoned systems available with some of our favorite picks below.
Be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure a unit is a good fit for you.
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Our Picks for the Best Tri-Zone Mini Split Systems 2020
- PIONEER 3 Zone
- Senville SENA-36HF/T
- YMGI Tri Zone – 36000 BTU
- Gree MULTI30CVIR301
PIONEER Air Conditioner WYS030GMHI22M3 Multi Split System, Trio (3 Zone)
Pioneer is a known mini split manufacture that many home DIY individuals can install.
They have a huge variety of sizes and multiple zoned systems including a 3 zone system.
Their 3 zone system comes with a 22 SEER rating which is a very good efficiency rating.
A nice thing about Pioneer is they include the copper line-set along with control wires in the kit.
Of course, be sure to read the listing for how far the line-set will reach as some large homes will need a longer line-set.
Things not included would be electrical wiring for the 240 volts AC and tools.
Senville 36000 BTU Tri Zone Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump SENA-36HF/T
Senville is a company very similar to Pioneer which also has many different sized units along with multiple zones.
They have a 22.5 SEER unit that since it is a heat pump will cool in the summer and heat in the winter.
Most all mini split units are heat pumps but be sure to read the listing.
Heat pumps work in reveres during the winter to send heat into a home and make for ideal HVAC systems.
The Senville kit comes with 3 indoor 12,000 BTU units along with 1 outside 36,000 BTU condenser.
Each inside unit works separately heating and cooling along with its own remote control.
YMGI Tri Zone – 36000 BTU (12K+12K+12K) Ceiling Mounted Ductless Mini Split Air Conditioner with Heat Pump for Home, Office, Apartment with 25 Ft Lineset Installation Kits
YMGI Tri Zone is a very good system that come in smaller or bigger packages.
Most ceilings will not have any problems but it is something to keep in mind for non-traditionally built homes.
The ceilings cassettes have a nice out of the way look that makes for a nice set up.
Gree MULTI30CVIR301-30,000 BTU Multi21+ Tri-Zone Wall Mount Mini Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump 208-230V (9-9-12)
Gree builds this 3 zoned system that can out out a total of 30,000 BTU’s.
The kit does not include the line-set so one would need to be bought separately.
Copper line-set often need to be bought as the included ones sometimes don’t reach far enough, especially for big homes with a long reach.
A line-set is two small copper lines that transfer refrigerant between the inside units and outside condenser.
Gree multi zone mini split systems are widely use on many homes.
Installing a 3 zoned mini split system is ideal when a large home needs a low-cost HVAC system installed.
Standard HVAC systems require duct-work and will have a single big unit blowing air into rooms.
Mini split units require no duct-work which works very well in many scenarios.
Often they are used in 2-3 story homes that a traditional heating and cooling systems has problems maintaining the temperature.
For example, if you have three story home with one of the floors cooler or hotter compared to the other floors a multi zoned mini split system may be a good for for you.
Of course, this is only one scenario and shows how versatile a mini split system can be.
They also cost less and are very efficient making them cost less to operate.
Of course, every home will need to be thought out for the best HVAC system.
Have you installed a 3 zoned mini split system? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.