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Old 10-15-2008, 02:16 PM   #16
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It also says they are relatively new to Nort America.

Mini splits have been around here for longer then I can remember.
Yeah, true, but I think they meant the brand was new to NA.. Though how "old" it is to the rest of the world, I don't know. Maybe there are a million satisfied customers overseas? (Kinda doubt it tho.)

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And what you DON"T KNOW can hurt the equip.
Yes I know, that's why I'm asking here.

I do have some basic HVAC knowledge. I'm not starting entirely from scratch here.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #18
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Ductless/mini splits are quite common in Erurope.
In some countries. Your rent includes X amount of heat. That heat is based on a stat setting of 62F/16.5C. You are then billed at the end of the year for more heat if you turn your stat up.

They pay more for energy then we do. So they don't cool the whole house 24/7.
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you can purge the lines on any system. it's not enough. moisture [you bet]=problems. the way they word it is misleading. the whole policy/sales sheet is misleading. if you buy it from ac world you get one year-C'. says 5 ??. they also may ask for hvac guy to check it first for warranty claim. you can bet they'll make you do this. also disclaim any responsibilty for violating EPA laws [big fine] $10,000 reward for turning someone in. these ad's are all over the internet. i'm all for DIY but that's a lot of $$ to take a chance on. there's a reason people go to long schools to learn and continue to learn this trade. you see the video on TOHouse?? SOO easy and then he says we call a pro to do the start up. that's the hard part. anybody can do the basic install.
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It also says they are relatively new to Nort America.

Mini splits have been around here for longer then I can remember.
I'm getting a ductless split system air conditioner to mainly heat a 480 square foot room. The calculations were done and a 15kBTU system should work fine...actually 12k is OK except with cold outside temps. Winter temperatures range from +15F to +25F. Single digits are uncommon...

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