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 heard that ductless mini splits are more efficient than your standard HVAC heating and/or air conditioning solution, but positioning still matters. You’re researching your options before calling for ductless mini split installation and you want to ensure you select the perfect spots in your home or commercial building for the units to go. Where exactly should you put your mini split?
Here are some tips for choosing your location:
- Leave some space: Some of the most gargantuan rooms may require more than one mini split. You’re more likely to see this with commercial buildings than homes. If you do opt to get two mini splits to one room, make sure there’s adequate space between the units, like two inches or more.
- Window symmetry: Windows let in natural light, but with that light comes heat. If your windowed room is especially warm and you want a mini split to cool it down, try to create symmetry with yo
You’ve decided you want a ductless mini split system to more adequately cool and heat your home. The only problem is, you’ve heard the condenser has to go outdoors, and you have hardly any room in your side yard or backyard. That has you wondering if maybe you could take the condenser and put it somewhere in the house where you do have the space for it, such as your home’s attic. Is it possible?
Putting your ductless mini split condenser in your attic is not recommended. To explain why, let’s talk a bit about what the mini split condenser is and how it works.
The condenser, which is also known as the compressor, is an outdoor unit. Your condenser works in conjunction with the indoor units or the mini splits themselves.
If your mini split cools your home, then the indoor units will send out warm air, which travels along evaporator coils. Since these coils are cool, the air becomes cool as well while the refrigerant absorbs the heat. Then that refrigerant goes to
Although ductless mini splits are a more affordable heating and cooling option compared to traditional HVAC, you may still have to set aside some room in your budget to afford a mini split system.
Fortunately, when you buy your ductless mini split through our team at PowerSave AC, you can get financing through Affirm.
If this is the first time you’ll use Affirm, then read on. We’ll explain everything you need to know ahead.
What Is Affirm?
Affirm is a credit provider and financing service that allows you
Your home is a sweatbox. Before you go through one more hot summer day, you’d like to invest in a different air conditioning solution. That brings you to a ductless mini split system, which is appealing for a multitude of reasons. You’ve heard that mini splits can be very energy efficient, which could save you money on your monthly bills.
The problem is, you’re not sure where you’d put your mini split. Does it have to go on the exterior wall, or are your interior walls an option as well? Allow us to explain ahead!
Ductless mini split systems are not exclusively outdoors, nor are they exclusively indoors, either. As part of a system, the compressor of the mini split goes outside. The compressor, sometimes also referred to as the condenser, may sit in your backyard or side yard. Through several wires, including the electric line, the refrigerant line, and the drain line, the compressor connects to the indoor part of
After much researching and deliberating, you’ve decided that a ductless mini split system is the best option for adequately warming and cooling your home or office. You want to go through PowerSave AC for ordering your mini splits, but you have some questions about what the checkout process looks like and what the mini split delivery time estimates are.
Allow us to address these concerns in today’s post.
Once you’ve chosen the mini split cooling and heating solution for you, checking out on PowerSave AC’s website is easy. You can find your cart on the top right corner of our website, and it’s represented by a black sho
On those hot days that are so frequent lately, more often than not, you’re pumping your air conditioner a lot. If you’ve been meaning to replace your AC for quite some time, there’s nothing like the summertime heat to remind you.
You’ve begun digging around and exploring your cooling options. As you do, you keep seeing one term over and over, SEER. What is SEER? Does having a higher SEER mean your cooling solution is more effective?
An Overview of SEER
Let’s answer your first question, what is SEER? SEER is an acronym that’s short for seasonal energy efficiency ratio. The SEER determines how efficient your air conditioner or cooling solution is under the Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute. In Europe, SEER is referred to as ESEER, with the E in front standing for European.
To determine the SEER of your current air conditioner, you need to know its SEER rating. You can do this through a simple calculation.
You know you want a ductless mini split system this summer, and the sooner, the better. That has you wondering, would it be a good idea to install a ductless mini split yourself? Is it even possible? If so, how would you do it?
While you can install a ductless mini split with some knowhow and dedication, many experts agree it’s far from easy. If this will be your first project of the sort, then we recommend you leave it to the dedicated and trained pros to take care of installation.
If you insist on going forward with the installation yourself, you’ll need these tools:
- Power drill
- Hand saw
- Adjustable wrench
- Torque wrench
- Electrical tape
- Philip head screwdriver
- Ductless mini splits
- Wood screws
- Drywall and hollow anchors
First thing’s first, and that’s selecting your mini split. Once you do that, you need to
With summer already here, now is the perfect time to switch to a more efficient ductless mini split system. Before you proceed though, you need to know how many amps such a system would use.
We’ll answer that ahead, but first, let’s differentiate between amps, watts, and voltage.
Amps or amperes is the unit for measuring electricity. The accepted standard unit used for measuring how fast an electric current flows is an example of an ampere. Watts is the basic unit of electric, mechanical, or thermal power, equal to one joule per second: for electric power it is equal to one volt-ampere. You use watts all the time when you power on your coffeemaker, run a blender, use your hairdryer, or watch TV.
Voltage or volts are the basic unit of electromotive force, or difference in potential, that causes a current of one ampere to flow through a conductor having a resistance of one ohm. It sounds a lot like amps, but it is not. Amps are the actual electricity fro
You have done your research, and you’ve decided that you’re interested in a ductless mini split system for your home or office. Before you schedule your installation job though, you want to be sure you have the full picture of what to expect. Namely, what kind of power requires does a mini split have? Does it need to be on 220 volts or something else entirely?
To determine the power requirements of your ductless mini split system, you must know its model and the unit’s size.
The smaller your ductless mini split generally, the less power you need. For example, if your system produces heating or cooling at a rate of 9,000 BTUs or 12,000 BTUs, then you should comfortably be able to use 110 volts of power on your ductless mini split.
Once your mini split system exceeds 12,000 BTUs, the chances of it needing at least 220 volts of power go up significantly.
Besides knowing the kind of power requirements for the ductless mini split, you also
You are gearing up to make a significant purchase, the replacement of your furnace or air conditioner. You are easily looking at a job that costs four figures, maybe even five depending on the scope of the work.
You have spent a few weeks budgeting, but curiosity has gotten the best of you in the meantime. You have begun to wonder if there is a way to adequately cool or heat your home without spending a fortune for a new unit.
You have had your eye on a ductless mini split until a neighbor told you how much more expensive these are to run. Is that true, or is a ductless mini split the best option for your home?
It is a common myth that mini splits cost more to operate compared to a gas or oil heater. It is okay if you believed that myth until now, but we are here to tell you it is simply not true. Mitsubishi, a leading name in mini splits, says that, compared to using a gas or oil heater, you can shave your spending by $1,000 to $2,000 every