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You’re thinking of getting some ductless mini-split units installed in your home or office, but the question becomes, how many?
Ductless mini-splits provide comfort and cooling to a room, but this option may feel insufficient if you underdo it on your mini-split quantity. You’ll have some cooler rooms and other warmer rooms, and no one wants that.
There are several factors that will play a role in how many ductless mini-splits you should get installed. Let’s talk about these now.
Rooms that are well-insulated can retain the current temperature better. When most people think of insulation, they think of a room keeping heat in. That’s possible, but insulation can also maintain the coolness a bit longer than those rooms without insulation.
If certain rooms in your home or office came insulated, or—even better—if the whole building is insulated, then you may not need as many ductless mini-splits.
This blog has motivated you to invest in a mini-split system, but upon further research, you discovered there were way more brands out there than you initially thought. You want to ensure you get the best bang for your buck, so which of these brands should you gravitate towards?
Most people shopping for a mini-split system will consider the following brands:
- Innovair (our preferred pick)
Keep reading to learn more about all these great mini-split brands, including some products from each that you might consider for your own home.
The Best Mini-Split Brands
LG is a Korean-based
You’ve might have heard that ductless mini-split systems use less energy compared to more traditional heating and cooling methods. This fact also may be what has inspired you to consider getting a mini-split or two installed in your home.
You don’t just want to hear blanket terms like lower energy use, though. The proof is in the pudding, and you want to see numbers. How much energy will a mini-split use?
The answer varies depending on a couple of factors, including the mini-split model, its heating or cooling load, the outdoor temperature, and how many mini-splits you have. That may sound a bit confusing, but we’ll explain everything ahead, so keep reading. We even have a few real-world examples for you.
Okay, so let’s say your home has a single ductless mini-split that consumes power at a rate of 9 kilo-British thermal units or kBTUs. A single kilowatt hour or kWh is the equivalent of 3.142 kBTUs. You can get this nu
The cold weather is coming, which means you might be thinking more about the heating solution in your home. After all, you’ve probably already had to turn on your heater a few times already.
One solution that has piqued your interest is the mini-split heat pump. These ductless pumps can be installed alongside your preexisting heating system or independently as stand alone units. For instance, you can get a mini-split heat pump set up if you already use space heaters (including those that run on kerosene, propane, or wood), baseboard heating, and hot water heaters. But you can also get a mini-split heat pump as it's own unit without any accompanying heating systems if you're adding them to a structure that doesn't have an existing heating system. Both commercial businesses and residences are eligible for mini-split heat pumps.
What’s wrong with the above ducted systems is they tend to waste a lot of energy. It all
After doing a lot of research, you’ve decided you’re interested in getting a ductless air conditioning system for your home. You’re ready to reap the many benefits such an AC system can provide, including the comfort, efficiency, and better cooling control.
There’s just one matter that’s giving you pause. How much will the installation work cost? That’s one answer your research has not provided. You could call around and ask for quotes, but you thought you would do that once you’re sure you want to proceed with the project.
Okay, so exactly how much will it cost to install a ductless air conditioning system? It varies depending on how many zones are necessary for the installation. On the lower end, some homeowners have paid anywhere from $400 to $1,800 for the work. This project can also run you as much as $7,000, even $14,500. While the average tends to be between $2,500 and $3,000, you want a precise gue
Ductless mini splits can boost your energy efficiency and provide improved heating and cooling for certain zones or rooms in your home. However many customers would like to find ways to not make them so obvious in a home's interior. Sometimes, you'd prefer if you didn’t have to look at your ductless mini split directly when you have other indoor decor that you'd rather be staring at. That’s not to say you don’t appreciate it, but you wished there was a way to hide it.
It turns out, there is. In fact, you have several means of hiding your ductless mini split or making it less apparent, which we’re going to present to you now.
Get a Large Framed Piece of Art
If it's an obvious wall ductless mini split that's getting you down, then feel free to find an awesome photo or artwork, frame it, and hang it up. Although the art
Posted: September 03, 2019||
A ductless mini-split HVAC system has several benefits, especially compared to using a central air and heating system. Mini-splits often run more quietly than a central system, and they can even lessen that pesky carbon footprint with their greater energy efficiency. They’re also more affordable, and did we mention cleaning your ductless mini-split system won’t be nearly as difficult?
Cleaning is just one type of maintenance work you or a hired professional will have to put into your ductless mini-split HVAC system. Here is some other maintenance you must get into the habit of either scheduling or doing yourself.
Disclaimer: Before you get started, you always want to power down your ductless mini-split system (this means switching the breakers for the unit off as well). Then, wait for an hour. During this time, the components in the system will return to a cooler temperature so you can handle them safely. Make sure the outdoor unit circuit swi
Please Note: This is a simple overview of the process, for a more detailed guide please refer to the Innovair Installation Manual.
Thousands of homeowners each year decide that they are up for the challenge of installing their own air conditioning systems and when it comes to ductless mini split systems the installation is straightforward and simple. The one part of this process we do not advise you to do yourself is the electric wiring as it can be extremely dangerous if not done properly, for this portion a licensed electrician is required. So if you’re ready to embrace the DIY and install your ductless mini split system yourself, here’s a step-by-step guide on the process:
- Electric Drill
- Hole Saw Attachment
- Allen Wrench Set
Posted: August 06, 2019||
The question of what size unit is needed for a certain application is one of the most common questions we receive here at PowerSave AC. The truth is that although it may seem a bit complex, choosing the right size unit can be a very simple and straightforward process. We have simplified this process even further by creating a custom “What System Do You Need” finder right on our website! Using this finder you simply enter the amount of zones, the total application area, and the function needed of the unit and our system does the rest to find exactly what you’re looking for. Click here to see how our finder works in real time:
Now even with this simplified finder there are still some questions that may come up in choosing the right size system for you so let’s go through some of the criteria to make sure you’re picking the perfect system:
Traditional central air conditioning systems
When most people think about a central air conditioning system they picture the standard large outdoor unit, powering an indoor unit which is connected to a wall thermostat that can be changed by moving it to the desired temperature. These classic central air conditioning systems function by forcing hot or cool air through a series of “ducts” which are built into the home or office, usually by descending the roof by about 1 foot in height (but also can be placed underneath the floor in the US) , and subsequently pushing this air through vents. Here’s a picture of these air conditioning ducts used by these traditional systems:
As you can see these very large systems of ductwork are the basis of these systems. This type of central air conditioning system is widely used across all of North America is most likely the t