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.
Wow wee! You were recently giving your split AC a cursory inspection and you have to admit, the unit smelled terrible. You’re not quite sure how to explain the scent except that it’s very unappealing. You’d like to get rid of the odor, but how?
Well, first, you have to rule out other culprits. Most split AC units are outdoors, so look around you. Do you have a few piles of yesterday’s garbage near the AC that have yet to be picked up by the trashmen? Perhaps an animal died close by and that’s what you’re smelling.
Scope out the area and look for alternate sources of the smell. If you don’t find any, then it’s fair to assume it’s your split AC that smells rancid. What exactly is it that you’re inhaling anyway? Well, we hate to tell you this, but it’s probably dead animals or mildew.
We’ll start with the mildew, as it’s the more pleasant of the two. As the internal parts of
You’ve had your ductless mini split units installed for some time now and you love how efficiently they heat and cool your home when you need it most. You recently decided to buy a new TV, and since it’s bigger than your old one, you have to mount it somewhere different. Is it okay if you put the TV under your mini split?
Not if you care about your new TV, which we assume you do. A whole host of issues can crop up when you have the TV too close to your indoor mini split unit, so let’s discuss them now.
If a Condensate Line Malfunctions, It Could Cost You Your TV
Ductless mini split units are incredibly reliable, but let’s say the worst happens and the condensate line malfunctions. If so, that line holds moisture, which would then release fluid all over your TV.
As high-tech as today’s TVs are, they don’t make them waterproof yet. If your TV got soaked with condensate fluid, that could be the end of it.
The Mini Split Unit
Making the decision to get a ductless mini split system wasn’t the hard part. No, that’s determining where your indoor air-handling units will go. You want to take an out of sight, out of mind approach, keeping the units higher up on the walls near the ceiling if possible. How high can you go with your mini split installation?
The indoor mini split unit should be installed between 4” and 6” from the ceiling according to the experts at PowerSaveAC. If your living room or bedroom has higher ceilings, then measure up from the floor, installing the mini split again in the 4”-6” from the ceiling range.
In today’s post, we’ll explain why the location for wall-mounting your indoor mini split units matters. You won’t want to miss it!
The Importance of Placing Your Indoor Mini Split Unit Properly
You’re a little surprised
Although you’re not installing your ductless mini split system yourself, you still want to ensure everything is set up the right way so you can maximize your home’s heating and cooling potential. That has you curious about the condensing unit and where it should go. Should it be closer to your house or further away?
Let’s answer that question in today’s post.
What Is the Condensing Unit?
Before we get into condensing unit placement, let’s make sure we’re talking about the same unit here. The condensing unit is also known as the condenser or the compressor. It’s one of the key parts of your ductless mini split system.
Unlike the air-handling units, which go in the various rooms of your home, the condensing unit stays outside. When your ductless mini split system begins running, the indoor unit the removes either the heat, cold, and or humidity f
A two-zone ductless mini split system is a heating or cooling solution intended for more than one zone. If you need a refresher, a zone is an area of your home–not necessarily a room–that has different heating and cooling needs than other zones.
Anything more than single-zone heating or cooling is known as a multi-zone ductless mini split system, and that includes a two-zone unit. If you’ve decided that your home needs more than one air-handling unit to stay comfortable, where should you put the second unit in conjunction with the first?
Here are some two-zone mini split applications we see quite often.
For years, you’ve relied on an outdoor central air conditioning unit and a heater or furnace where the unit was down the basement. Once you did some numbers crunching and realized how much more financially and environmentally efficient a ductless mini split system could be, you were sold.
You’ll soon have your mini split system installed, which will include several indoor units in main rooms such as your living room, bedroom, or entertainment room. Where on the wall should you mount these indoor air-handling units? We have some ideas to share with you today.
Symmetric with the Window
If your indoor unit will go in a wide, spacious room with a lot of windows such as a living room or den, you might not be sure where to mount the unit in conjunction with the windows. Our recommendation? Align the air-handling unit with the windows, keeping them the same height.
For instance, your indoor unit would be as high as the tallest point of the win
You’ve had it with your current HVAC setup. All year, your air conditioner or heater blows throughout various rooms, sometimes in spaces that don’t even need it, wasting your money. You want to switch to a ductless mini split system, but something is giving you pause. You have a rather large home or a commercial building which is divided into many zones. You’re wondering if a mini split system could have enough zones for you.
In today’s post, we’ll talk in more detail about zones, including how many zones you can get out of a mini split. Keep reading!
What Are Mini Split Zones?
First of all, what are zones? A zone is any area that’s a contender for an indoor mini split unit. Depending on the home or building, a zone can be an entire room or part of a room. For instance, maybe you have a large warehousing building. The central room has electrical equipment that makes it warmer on that side than the other side. That one room could be considered
Around the world, life has been permanently altered by an airborne virus known as COVID-19 or the coronavirus. You were likely spending more time outdoors all summer to mitigate the spread, but now that the colder weather is here, you wonder if your current ventilation system is sufficient enough.
In this informative post, we’ll answer your most pressing questions on whether switching to a ductless mini split system in light of COVID-19 is a wise idea.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 is the disease spread by SARS-CoV-2, a type of coronavirus. Since being discovered in late 2019, COVID-19 has become a worldwide pandemic, with such parts of the planet as the United States, the United Kingdom, and India leading the spread.
COVID-19 can cause such symptoms as diarrhea, vomiting and nausea, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, lack of smell or taste, headache, body aches, fatigue, cough, fever, and breathing issues. Not everyone who has COVID-19 n
You just purchased a ductless mini split system for the home or office. You already appreciate the increase in heating or cooling, but you wonder if there’s more to your mini split system that you should have. For instance, do you need accessories to make your mini split even more efficient?
Absolutely! We recommend the following mini split accessories, all of which we’d regard as essential.
Mini Split Controllers
You’ll have an included remote control for each indoor air-handling unit that you can use to adjust the temperature per u
You have an air conditioning unit, maybe even central air, as well as a heater. The problem is, if certain rooms have fewer vents, or if they’re lacking on return units, then those rooms aren’t as comfortable as the other spaces in your home.
A ductless mini split system can overcome this issue, as you select the number of indoor air-handling units you need as well as their placement and temperature. Single-zone heating/cooling involves but one indoor unit whereas multi-zone mini split systems are somewhat more complex.
Multi-zone mini split systems include more than one indoor air-handling unit. Many situations call for the installation of multiple units. For instance, in a home, you might have adequate cooling or heating upstairs but not downstairs or vice-versa, so you want a number of rooms to have their own mini split unit.
The reason the mini split system is called sin