ductless mini split systems
Please research the appropriate unit size for your area before purchasing. Above's suggestion of square footage is based on ideal situations where minimal heat is transferred. If the area contains many electrical appliances, windows, or non-insulated areas, your sizing may need to increase above the recommended square footage. Please ask an expert technician for ideal size before purchasing.
You’ve invested in a ductless air conditioner for your home or office. The system runs very well for now, but you know that to keep it in optimal condition, you need to maintain it. The only problem is you have no idea where to start.
Luckily, in today’s post, we’ll provide some handy tips and pointers for keeping your ductless AC in the best running shape! Here’s what to do.
Take Care of Your Compressor
The compressor is the lifeblood of your ductless unit. Without it, you can’t enjoy air conditioning, so you must take care of it. If you have a team of ductless AC technicians that you already use, you can schedule them to come out every week or so to clean the compressor. You can also check the compressor yourself between cleanings to ensure it’s not obstructed by any debris.
Keep the Exterior of the Air Conditioner Clean
If dirt, dust, or debris gets into your ductless air conditioner, the unit may malfunction
You’ve decided that you’d like more adequate heating or cooling in your garage, as currently, this is one of the most uncomfortable spaces in your home. In the wintertime, it’s freezing in there, and in the summer, it feels like sitting in a sweatbox. You’re miserable either way, which is a real shame if you use your garage as a workshop or a recreational space. Even if it’s just where you store your lawnmower, beach chairs, and holiday decorations, you never want to be in there for more than a few minutes.
That can all change with a mini split system in your garage. On its own, the system will cool the heated garage and warm up a cold space in the winter. By combining the mini split with insulation, you can trap this air in even longer so you can finally use your garage the way you want to.
Just which size mini split should you use for your garage heating and cooling endeavors? That will depend on how big your garage is.
For example, let’s say you have a smal
If you’ve ever had a furnace or air conditioning unit, then you know these don’t last forever. Running them constantly is one way to wear them down and shorten their lifespan. Once you got your mini split system installed, you became immediately conscious of how long it was running. Lately, you may have noticed that it seems the mini split is on all the time. Is that a bad sign? Should you worry?In most cases, if your mini split doesn’t turn off, it’s okay. When providing heat especially, rather than turn off like your furnace does, the mini split slows down operation and thus heat output at certain times and then increases it at others. Since it doesn’t stop providing heat, but rather has naturally fluctuating levels, the mini split uses less energy than a furnace would that comes to a dead stop and then has to turn all the way back on again.If you’re worried about energy usage because your mini split seems to al
You’re planning to switch to a ductless mini split system in your home or office for the coming year. Before you make the jump, one thing you want to spend some time doing is creating a sufficient budget. To do that, you need to know how many rooms or spaces you would need a mini split for heating/cooling purposes.
This is where you’re running into a problem. Is it better to get a mini split in every room of your home or office, or should you only opt for this heating/cooling solution in certain rooms?
The answer will vary for everyone, but very rarely do you need a mini split in every single room. Not only is this excessive, but it could be costlier for you, since you’re paying for a mini split unit in each room of the house or commercial building. If this is more than five or six units, you could easily blow through even a well-planned budget.
That’s a shame, since a ductless mini split system rarely costs more than tr
Groan, grumble, rattle, hum. Your air conditioner makes a lot of noise each time it kicks on. Sure, it cools your home, at least adequately enough for now, but you worry when you hear it do its thing. Are those noises normal or is your AC unit struggling to start up and keep running when you need it most?
These aren’t necessarily questions you want to answer, but you likely will have to sooner than later when your air conditioner breaks down. Whether it was because of age or an undiagnosed problem, you’ll know.
Instead of investing in another traditional air conditioner, you were thinking of perhaps making the switch to a ductless air conditioning system instead. However, you don’t want to hear all that noise, even if the AC is running optimally. How much noise would a ductless air conditioner make, anyway?
Once you make the changeover to mini-split style air conditioning, you probably won’t ever want to go back
You’re always interested in learning new ways to increase the value of your home. It’s not that you plan on moving anytime soon. Rather, you’re all about the peace of mind in knowing that, should you move, you could likely earn more on your home resale than what you spent on it.
In making decisions conscious of driving up your home’s value, you may wonder about making the switch to ductless air conditioning. Could this change increase your home value or will that value take a hit?
Chances are adding or upgrading your A/C will increase your home value. While having any form of air conditioning always beats having none at all, there are certain types of cooling that might make the better choice for your home long-term.
For instance, take ductless air conditioning. This form of AC is comprised of a compressor that goes outside as well as one or several units mounted inside to a wall, ceiling, or even a floor in some instanc
You’ve read this blog a lot lately, and now, more than ever, you’re interested in getting a ductless mini split system installed in your home or office. The only thing that’s holding you back is the money. Should you go forth with this project, would the cost be worth it?
Before we can answer that, we should discuss how much you can expect to pay if you get a mini split system installed. A unit can cost between $300 and $4,000 depending on its heating and cooling capacity. Installation may be anywhere from $200 to $1,000 based on the company you choose, how many mini splits you want installed, and the complexity of the work.
That leaves your project costs at $500 on the lower end and up to $5,000 on the higher end. An average air conditioner alone is $1,200 to $1,800, and that’s before you factor in the installation costs. Furnaces are far from cheap as well
In your research on mini-split systems, you keep reading about zones. These may be referred to as single zone, but you’ve also heard of upwards of three and even four zones. If you’re considering a mini-split system for your own home, then you’re going to want to learn more about these zones and what they mean. In today’s post, we’ll discuss just that.
To simplify matters, mini-splits can be categorized as single-zone or multi-zone. With a single-zone solution, you use only one ductless mini-split system that has a unit for outdoors and one for indoors. The system is installed in one room of your home or office only. This room may have specific heating or cooling needs that are not currently being met. Since you have a single-zone mini-split, the other rooms in your home would not benefit from more regulated temperature control.
You can get that with a multi-zone ductless mini-split system. This features a compressor which attaches
You’re thinking of getting some ductless mini-split units installed in your home or office, but the question becomes, how many?
Ductless mini-splits provide comfort and cooling to a room, but this option may feel insufficient if you underdo it on your mini-split quantity. You’ll have some cooler rooms and other warmer rooms, and no one wants that.
There are several factors that will play a role in how many ductless mini-splits you should get installed. Let’s talk about these now.
Rooms that are well-insulated can retain the current temperature better. When most people think of insulation, they think of a room keeping heat in. That’s possible, but insulation can also keep the heat out a bit longer than those rooms without insulation.
If certain rooms in your home or office came insulated, or—even better—if the whole building is insulated, then you may not need as many ductless mini-splits.
This blog has motivated you to invest in a mini-split system, but upon further research, you discovered there were way more brands out there than you initially thought. You want to ensure you get the best bang for your buck, so which of these brands should you gravitate towards?
Most people shopping for a mini-split system will consider the following brands:
- Innovair (our preferred pick)
Keep reading to learn more about all these great mini-split brands, including some products from each that you might consider for your own home.
The Best Mini-Split Brands
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