Can You Install a Mini Split Above a Door?
You’ve had it up to here with your high energy bills month after month. You’re ready to make the switch to something more energy-efficient such as a ductless mini split system, but admittedly, you don’t have much room around the house.
Outside, where the compressor will go, your yard is spacious enough. You’re much more concerned with the placement of the indoor air-handling unit. Unless you can put your air-handling unit above a door, then you’re not sure what you’ll do.
Can you install a mini split above a door?
No, it’s not recommended that you install a mini split air-handling unit above the door.
Why not? Well, it’s not terribly energy-efficient, for one.
Imagine this scenario. You keep a door closed, such as in a bedroom. In that bedroom is your air-handling unit, which is installed right over the door.
The room gets nice and cool (or warm, it all depends on your preferences) with the door closed. Then, the moment you open the door, all that warm or cool air comes rushing out into the adjoining hallway.
The room is now nowhere as warm or cool as it was when the door was closed. The mini split has to essentially start all over again, which is not great for the life of the system.
Another reason that we’d dissuade you from getting a mini split installed above a door is that you need to have a technician to the house several times a year to service the components of the mini split system.
The indoor air-handling units and the compressor should always be accessible.
It’s not very easy for a technician to reach an air-handling unit above a door, especially depending on the type of door and whether it’s open, closed, or ajar.
If you’re concerned that you won’t have room for a mini split system in your home unless the air-handling unit is installed over the door, you have other options. You can even get a mini split installed further down on the wall nearer the floor, but no further than seven to eight feet.
Mini splits cannot be hidden behind bookcases, shelves, and other common household furniture[AE1] . However if you’re willing to get creative, you can fit a ductless mini split system in your home.
Once you make the switch, you’ll have a lot more to look forward to than merely lower utility bills month after month. You’re also making a choice that’s better for our planet, as a mini split uses far less energy than traditional HVAC like air conditioners or furnaces.
Better yet is how comfortable you and your family will feel. Each air-handling unit includes a remote for adjusting its thermostat so that finding your preferred temperature is easier than ever before!
If you’re interested in exploring your ductless mini split options, give us a call at PowerSave AC today. As your mini split specialists, we can help you find the perfect system.