Monthly Archives: December 2020
You’ve decided to get a ductless mini split system installed. You’re excited for the heating and cooling potential and, most importantly, for the expected monthly savings to your energy bills going forward.
The day your ductless mini split outdoor condenser and indoor air-handling units will be installed is almost here. You’re wondering if there’s anything you should do to ready your yard before the technicians arrive. After all, how far can you run mini split lines anyway?
The standard length of mini split lines is 25 feet. Why is that? That’s the anticipated distance between the outdoor condenser and the nearest indoor air-handling unit. In some cases, the space from one unit to another may be slightly shorter at 15 feet, so you’d need a line that’s about as long.
The longest mini split line you can get is around 50 feet, sometimes double that, but in most situations, t
Posted: December 21, 2020
Wow wee! You were recently giving your split AC a cursory inspection and you have to admit, the unit smelled terrible. You’re not quite sure how to explain the scent except that it’s very unappealing. You’d like to get rid of the odor, but how?
Well, first, you have to rule out other culprits. Most split AC units are outdoors, so look around you. Do you have a few piles of yesterday’s garbage near the AC that have yet to be picked up by the trashmen? Perhaps an animal died close by and that’s what you’re smelling.
Scope out the area and look for alternate sources of the smell. If you don’t find any, then it’s fair to assume it’s your split AC that smells rancid. What exactly is it that you’re inhaling anyway? Well, we hate to tell you this, but it’s probably dead animals or mildew.
We’ll start with the mildew, as it’s the more pleasant of the two. As the internal parts of the
You’ve had your ductless mini split units installed for some time now and you love how efficiently they heat and cool your home when you need it most. You recently decided to buy a new TV, and since it’s bigger than your old one, you have to mount it somewhere different. Is it okay if you put the TV under your mini split?
Not if you care about your new TV, which we assume you do. A whole host of issues can crop up when you have the TV too close to your indoor mini split unit, so let’s discuss them now.
If a Condensate Line Malfunctions, It Could Cost You Your TV
Ductless mini split units are incredibly reliable, but let’s say the worst happens and the condensate line malfunctions. If so, that line holds moisture, which would then release fluid all over your TV.
As high-tech as today’s TVs are, they don’t make them waterproof yet. If your TV got soaked with condensate fluid, that could be the end of it.
The Mini Split Unit
Making the decision to get a ductless mini split system wasn’t the hard part. No, that’s determining where your indoor air-handling units will go. You want to take an out of sight, out of mind approach, keeping the units higher up on the walls near the ceiling if possible. How high can you go with your mini split installation?
The indoor mini split unit should be installed between 4” and 6” from the ceiling according to the experts at PowerSaveAC. If your living room or bedroom has higher ceilings, then measure up from the floor, installing the mini split again in the 4”-6” from the ceiling range.
In today’s post, we’ll explain why the location for wall-mounting your indoor mini split units matters. You won’t want to miss it!
The Importance of Placing Your Indoor Mini Split Unit Properly
You’re a little surprised to