Please research the appropriate unit size for your area before purchasing. Above's suggestion of square footage is based on ideal situations where minimal heat is transferred. If the area contains many electrical appliances, windows, or non-insulated areas, your sizing may need to increase above the recommended square footage. Please ask an expert technician for ideal size before purchasing.
Although you’re not installing your ductless mini split system yourself, you still want to ensure everything is set up the right way so you can maximize your home’s heating and cooling potential. That has you curious about the condensing unit and where it should go. Should it be closer to your house or further away?
Let’s answer that question in today’s post.
What Is the Condensing Unit?
Before we get into condensing unit placement, let’s make sure we’re talking about the same unit here. The condensing unit is also known as the condenser or the compressor. It’s one of the key parts of your ductless mini split system.
Unlike the air-handling units, which go in the various rooms of your home, the condensing unit stays outside. When your ductless mini split system begins running, the indoor unit the removes either the heat, cold, and or humidity f
A two-zone ductless mini split system is a heating or cooling solution intended for more than one zone. If you need a refresher, a zone is an area of your home–not necessarily a room–that has different heating and cooling needs than other zones.
Anything more than single-zone heating or cooling is known as a multi-zone ductless mini split system, and that includes a two-zone unit. If you’ve decided that your home needs more than one air-handling unit to stay comfortable, where should you put the second unit in conjunction with the first?
Here are some two-zone mini split applications we see quite often.
For years, you’ve relied on an outdoor central air conditioning unit and a heater or furnace where the unit was down the basement. Once you did some numbers crunching and realized how much more financially and environmentally efficient a ductless mini split system could be, you were sold.
You’ll soon have your mini split system installed, which will include several indoor units in main rooms such as your living room, bedroom, or entertainment room. Where on the wall should you mount these indoor air-handling units? We have some ideas to share with you today.
Symmetric with the Window
If your indoor unit will go in a wide, spacious room with a lot of windows such as a living room or den, you might not be sure where to mount the unit in conjunction with the windows. Our recommendation? Align the air-handling unit with the windows, keeping them the same height.
For instance, your indoor unit would be as high as the tallest point of the win
You’ve had it with your current HVAC setup. All year, your air conditioner or heater blows throughout various rooms, sometimes in spaces that don’t even need it, wasting your money. You want to switch to a ductless mini split system, but something is giving you pause. You have a rather large home or a commercial building which is divided into many zones. You’re wondering if a mini split system could have enough zones for you.
In today’s post, we’ll talk in more detail about zones, including how many zones you can get out of a mini split. Keep reading!
What Are Mini Split Zones?
First of all, what are zones? A zone is any area that’s a contender for an indoor mini split unit. Depending on the home or building, a zone can be an entire room or part of a room. For instance, maybe you have a large warehousing building. The central room has electrical equipment that makes it warmer on that side than the other side. That one room could be considered
Around the world, life has been permanently altered by an airborne virus known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus. You were likely spending more time outdoors all summer to mitigate the spread, but now that the colder weather is here, you wonder if your current ventilation system is sufficient enough.
In this informative post, we’ll answer your most pressing questions on whether switching to a ductless mini split system in light of COVID-19 is a wise idea.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the disease spread by SARS-CoV-2, a type of coronavirus. Since being discovered in late 2019, COVID-19 has become a worldwide pandemic, with such parts of the planet as the United States, the United Kingdom, and India leading the spread.
COVID-19 can cause such symptoms as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, lack of smell or taste, headache, body aches, fatigue, cough, fever, and breathing issues. Not everyone who has COVID-19 n
You just purchased a ductless mini split system for the home or office. You already appreciate the increase in heating or cooling, but you wonder if there’s more to your mini split system that you should have. For instance, do you need accessories to make your mini split even more efficient?
Absolutely! We recommend the following mini split accessories, all of which we’d regard as essential.
Mini Split Controllers
You’ll have an included remote control for each indoor air-handling unit that you can use to adjust the temperature per u
You have an air conditioning unit, maybe even central air, as well as a heater. The problem is, if certain rooms have fewer vents, or if they’re lacking on return units, then those rooms aren’t as comfortable as the other spaces in your home.
A ductless mini split system can overcome this issue, as you select the number of indoor air-handling units you need as well as their placement and temperature. Single-zone heating/cooling involves but one indoor unit whereas multi-zone mini split systems are somewhat more complex.
Multi-zone mini split systems include more than one indoor air-handling unit. Many situations call for the installation of multiple units. For instance, in a home, you might have adequate cooling or heating upstairs but not downstairs or vice-versa, so you want a number of rooms to have their own mini split unit.
The reason the mini split system is called sin
When you bought your ductless mini split system, it came with one or more indoor air-handling units. Within each of these units is an air filter. Like you’ve had to change the air filter in your air conditioner or heater before, the same is true of your ductless mini split. How often do you need to clean the filters?
On a two-week basis, you should access your mini split filters and see if they need to be cleaned. Otherwise, dirt, debris, and even mold can grow on your filters. Also, dirty filters impede air quality and airflow and cause your mini split system to run less efficiently.
You have a workshop where you spend a lot of your free time. Perhaps you make projects out of wood, or you engage in metalworking, drawing, sculpting, or any other recreational hobby. Since your workshop is likely a garage or basement, it’s not a very well-insulated space. You tend to feel whatever the temperature is, which can make concentrating on your work difficult.
You’ve looked into your heating and cooling options and you think a ductless mini split system would be best for your workshop. You can cool or heat the areas that are most uncomfortable and only those areas.
The problem is, you’ve never bought a ductless mini split before, so you’re not sure which type is best for your workshop. Here are some factors to consider that will help make the decision easier.
The Size of Your Workshop
How big is your workshop in square feet? Depending on the size, you’ll need more BTUs or British thermal units per hour out of your mini split.
Your home or commercial building likely has a heat pump. It works decently, but you know it could be better. That’s inspired you to look into a mini split heat pump instead. Still, before you commit, you’d like more information.
That’s what we’re here to provide in today’s post. Think of this as your mini split heat pump 101 lesson, as we’ll answer your most commonly asked questions.
What Is a Mini Split Heat Pump?
A mini split heat pump replaces the traditional heat pump in your home or office. If you have a building without ductwork, then a mini split heat pump is an especially good idea, as mini split systems are always ductless.
Outside of replacing your traditional heat pump furnace or heater, a mini split heat pump can also be used in lieu of heating systems like space heaters, radiant panels, and hydronic heating methods. Now you won’t have to use propane or kerosene to fill your space heater, which is a lot safer.