Monthly Archives: April 2022
April 27, 2022
Refrigerants last forever, however when the stuff is fully expelled, you need to get your mini split recharged. This article will be your guide!
What Does It Mean to Recharge a Mini Split?
To recharge a mini split has less to do with your mini split system itself and more to do with replenishing the depleted levels of refrigerant or freon.
The reason the act is referred to as “charging” is because charging kits or bulk refrigerant containers are favored for the job of replacing refrigerant levels. These units will have enough fluid to charge the refrigerant once.
This means the ductless mini split system has a full charge of freon.
How Much Does It Cost to Recharge a Mini Split?
When the time comes to get your mini split recharged, the service costs $100 to $300. For the expense, you’ll get a pound and a half to two or more pounds of refrigerant added to the line of your ductless mini split system. This could
April 20, 2022
A ductless mini split system includes an outdoor compressor as well as indoor air-handling units, which are technically referred to as heads. The placement of these heads, as well as their number, can vary depending on the home or commercial building.
How many heads can go on a mini split? That all depends on the size and style of the residential and commercial properties.
Where to Put Mini Split Heads – The Factors That Play a Role
Now that you know how many heads can go on a mini split unit, the question becomes how many does your home or commercial building need? Here are the factors that you must consider as you make up your mind.
- Your region: If you’re in a cooler region throughout the country, then you’ll be more interested in heating than cooling. In a hotter region, it’s the opposite. Should you be in the more temperate
April 13, 2022
Your air conditioning system relied on freon. Although an air conditioner and a ductless mini split system are about as different as they can be regarding how energy efficient they are and how much you’ll pay on your utility bills, both units use freon.
Freon is a non-combustible refrigerating gas. Refrigerant and oil travel through the system and air passes through the evaporator coil to remove the heat when working on the cooling mode and releases that heat when air passes through the coil on the condensing coil.
As a necessity in your ductless mini split, you’d like to know when the freon levels in the unit are running low. This way, you can call your mini split technician to replace the freon so your mini split never has to operate without this refrigerant.
Are there any ways to determine how much freon your mini split has left? Yes, indeed, so let’s take a closer look now.
- Your Condenser Coils Have Frozen (this only occurs
April 06, 2022
A season or two ago, you upgraded to a split system air conditioner. Your air conditioning system now includes an outdoor and indoor unit. Both units are connected via a copper tube that can send cold air via an air conditioner or hot air through a heat pump.
This cooled or heated air will blow throughout your home or commercial office building for the ultimate in comfort.
A neighbor of yours mentioned getting an old air conditioner regassed. Is that something you need for a split system AC as well? We’ll tell you in this article!
What Does It Mean to Get an Air Conditioner Regassed, Anyway?
Regassing is a process where a technician takes the refrigerant (in gas form) from a unit–usually an air conditioner–and replaces it with new refrigerant.