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  1. Can You Floor-Mount a Mini Split?

    Can You Floor-Mount a Mini Split?

    You’re very gung-ho about the idea of getting a ductless mini split system installed in your home. You’re especially looking forward to saving more money each month on your utility bills since mini splits are so energy efficient. Yet one area you’re struggling with is where to mount the indoor air-handling units. If possible, you don’t really want the units on the walls or ceilings of your home, as you think their presence detracts from the beauty of the rooms.

    One idea you’ve had is to get your air-handling unit floor-mounted, but you’re not sure if that’s even a possibility. We’ll explore the idea of floor-mounted mini splits in detail below so you can decide whether this is the best installation option for you.  It’s important to note before we proceed however that a “Hiwall” mini split (the one’s sold on cannot be installed on the floor, there are special indoor units made for floor-mounts that come in only certain capacities.  Before deciding to do a

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  2. How Long Have Mini Splits Been Around?

    How Long Have Mini Splits Been Around?

    You’re very appreciative of the ductless mini split system installed in your home now, but have you ever taken a minute to stop and think of how ductless technology has evolved over the years? If not and you’re interested in learning more, you’ve come to the right place. In today’s post, we’ll go over the fascinating history of ductless mini splits.

    Air Conditioning History

    We can’t properly talk about the origins of ductless mini splits without first discussing where air conditioning comes from. It’s believed that in prehistoric times, the Ancient Egyptians had some form of air conditioning, mostly passive AC. Passive air conditioning controls heat gain to increase cooling without using much energy. That’s right, the Ancient Egyptians were eco-friendly!

    Their means of cooling became famous in prehistoric Northern India, the Middle East, North Africa, and the Iberian Peninsula. It wasn’t until the 20th century that passive cooling was repla

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  3. Can You Paint a Mini Split?

    Can You Paint a Mini Split?

    It’s been a few years since you’ve gotten your mini split system installed, and you’re quite happy with how comfortably heated and cooled your home is. You also love saving money on your energy bills. You’ve been thinking of repainting your living room for a while now, but you keep putting it off. You have an indoor air-handling unit installed in there, and you’re not sure if you can paint over it. Can you?

    That depends! If your air-handling unit has a removable plastic cover, then there’s no reason why you couldn’t take the cover off and paint it to match the new color of your walls. However, you will have to shop for separate paint than what you used for the walls. Most paints can leave obvious brush marks on the plastic or smear before they dry, ruining the application.

    You’ll need spray paint such as Rust-Oleum Universal Spray Paint or Krylon Paint + Primer. We’d recommend choosin

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