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  1. How to Add an Additional Mini Split

     How to Add an Additional Mini Split

    When you first invested in a ductless mini split system, you weren’t sure if it would be a much more efficient option than your traditional HVAC you were using like a furnace or air conditioner.

    Now, many months later, you can’t imagine going back to your old, outdated HVAC units.

    The only problem is, when you got ductless mini splits installed, you didn’t add that many indoor air-handling units. You kind of want more. How do you add extra mini splits to your home?

    The first thing you should do is measure out the square footage of the space that you’d like to be cooled or heated.

    You might only want a couple of hundred additional square feet of heating or cooling or several thousand feet. That depends on the size of your home or building.

    Next, you need to divide the square footage into zones. Remember, a zone doesn’t have to be an entire room, but simply a part of your home or commercial building with unique heating and cooling needs.


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  2. How Long Is a Mini Split?

    How Long Is a Mini Split?

    When planning for a ductless mini split system, one of the considerations to keep in mind is size. That’s especially paramount if you don’t necessarily have the biggest backyard or a lot of space in your home or commercial building.

    Naturally, you have to ask, how long is a ductless mini split?

    Well, a mini split system is comprised of various parts.

    One of these is the compressor, which is sometimes known as the condenser. This is the outdoor unit that’s connected to the various indoor units via a series of wires.

    The compressor contains coolant, coils, and other components that allow it to convert the air pumping through the system from hot to cold or vice-versa.

    A compressor is fairly sizable, with an average depth of a foot and a width of two and a half feet.

    You have to know the precise measurements of your compressor before the mini split technicians arrive to install your system, as you’ll need to pour or purchase a concrete pad for

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  3. Do Mini Splits Come Pre-Charged?

    Do Mini Splits Come Pre-Charged?

    You’re getting a new ductless mini split system installed in your home soon. You can’t wait for more concentrated heating and cooling without the high energy bill costs.

    You’d love to begin using your mini split as soon as it’s all set up and wired. Does a mini split come pre-charged?

    Yes, indeed, most mini splits on the market these days arrive at your doorstep pre-charged.

    By the way, if you don’t know what we’re referring to when we say a mini split is (or isn’t) pre-charged, this is a type of more expedient mini split setup.

    You see, when installing units like a ductless mini split, a technician and their team have to attach the necessary refrigerant lines. Then they have to charge the system to ensure optimal performance once you turn the mini split on.

    Pre-charging skips all that. All the parts that need to plug in connect seamlessly, t

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  4. What Would Cause a Mini Split to Freeze Up?

    What would cause a mini split to freeze up?

    Your mini split has frozen solid.

    You might find this more plausible if it was the middle of winter, but it isn’t. It’s summertime and quite hot outside, so why is your mini split system a block of ice?

    There are several reasons why a mini split will freeze up like this, actually. In today’s post, we’ll go over them all.

    Slowed Airflow

    How fast is the air moving through your ductless mini split system?

    If it’s not speedy enough, then your mini split can freeze up.

    What happens is the evaporator in cooling mode, within the mini split will decrease in temperature to such a degree that they’ll freeze.

    Typically, a mini split’s coils are suspended in a state that’s about freezing but not quite. That’s because the coils consistently receive air that crosses over them whenever your mini split is operating.

    At that t

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