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Question DetailsAsked on 7/5/2012

Does anyone have experience with split mini air conditioning systems? Reliability, difficulty to install. I don't have any installed duct

I am doing a new install in Florida house. All ductwork would have to be run in attic, but there is little room for duct work (one could add with difficulty). I have 2500 sqft house with 5 bed rooms, kitchen, living room, 3 baths on one story ranch (no basement or crawl space). I was thinking of 2 systems, one at each end of the house, zoning each room. I have heard these are high maintainance units and would be better off with central heat pump, any advice?

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I wouldn't say they are high maintainance. It is very important to clean the air filters often,as the coils are difficult to clean, mainly because they are hanging on a wall in your living area.

My concerns are dehumidifing, cooling and heating bathrooms, as they are often too small to put a unit in and would increase the cost if you did. We have sold a lot of them ,but mostly for screen rooms that were glassed in or enclosed,they are great for that..

With the size of your home high efficiency mini-splits are likely as much as a ducted system.

I'd get a good contractor to quote you both options.


Answered 8 years ago by BayAreaAC


Just like cars you can get high end or low end. Both work, but the high end has less issuesover time. My company installs Fujitsumini-split systems all the time and do not have any problems with them, we havebeen installing them for 6 years. Infact I have had customers come back and get another for either another room or 2ndhome. I also install Fujitsu in computerserver rooms were reliability is very important. Isuggest that you go to find a contractor in your area. Donot forget to check them out with Angie’s List too.


Kappl Heating & Air Conditioning

Canoga Park, CA


Answered 8 years ago by cloughman


mini-split systems is an easy and fast way with no major contruction. you could go two systems with multi zones. you have the choice of up to four zone per unit, with independent control for each zone. if you are a good mechanic you could do it yourself but if one connection is loose you will lose the charge. you are better off letting someone else take that responsablity. plus they garranttee the job. you have different sizes to choose from all depends on the size of the room the zone are going into.Either way you go mini split or split system you are going to spend over $12000.

Raymond Gonzalez
koolray heating and air


Answered 8 years ago by Raymond Gonzalez

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