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Old 05-03-2013, 04:45 PM   #1
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How well do these work in a house, or do you get the same benefit from a few window units.

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ductless units work VERY well and are very energy efficient. window shakers are notoriously energy inefficient. they are also incredibly cheaply made these days and probably won't last 10 yrs. think about it, you are going to be running 2-3 fans instead of one and 2-3 compressors. there is a certain minimum amount of elec used just to run the fan/compressor (bearings resistance) just like idling a car motor. idiling does no useful work and overcoming that resistance costs $$ . you can get minisplits with 3-4 heads for multiple rooms and still only be using 1 compressor. minisplits can be a real challenge to install as the piping needs to get to those heads but that is where you need a good contractor to assess it.

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How well do these work in a house, or do you get the same benefit from a few window units.
If the units are sized and installed properly they are incredible at what they do heat, cool, or dehumidify.
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Yuir I see your in Winnipeg as well. My brother in law wants to install one in his house, do you know a rough cost on how much an unit with 3 or 4 heads installed would set them back.
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Not really. In my experience you want to go with a major brand name because getting parts for the others or tech info is difficult or next to impossible. Fujitsu is the best IMO and Mitsubishi and Samsung are good. The rest I don't want. He would need to see who installs them, my co. sells none of them unfortunately. Those are all high quality, Toyota quality. Best for him to get some quotes and check the BBB. Minisplits if not installed properly can have water leaks and other problems so you don't want to go with the cheapest contractor.
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