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Building a house, which A/C do you prefer for the mini splits and best way to do it


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March 17, 2023 7:35 pm  

Hi guys, building a 3 bdrm house on stj. Need guidance on our ac Mini splits. Do we need one small in each bedroom and 1 large in kitchen and one in living room? LG brand? Or i have a contact for a higher end wholesale Mitsubishi brand. Would probably be the same price as the LG. Any tips for installing our ac. We are ordering the units now and shipping them down in our container in July. Thanks! C

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March 18, 2023 3:45 am  

If you are purchasing the units yourself you should seek guidance from the sales people.   But generally speaking, you want to be able to control by zone.  Electric is expensive so cooling rooms you aren’t in is expensive and  bad to your carbon footprint.   So a split for each room.  For installation try All Around Air. 340-513-4169

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March 18, 2023 1:19 pm  

@stjohnjulie great thanks so much!

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March 20, 2023 8:45 am  

A split unit for every room and only Mitsubishi as its very widely serviced by almost every AC technician in the territory and super durable with a 10 year warranty.

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March 23, 2023 1:39 pm  

I will second the recommendation on using Mitsubishi.  I’ve been replacing my older Daikin units with Mitsubishi as they fail.  The performance difference is very noticeable and their reputation for better reliability seems universal.

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March 25, 2023 7:19 pm  

Make sure to look at the warranty (actually read it). Some units lose their warranty if installed within 1 or 2 miles of the coast...

We went with Gree in a condo several years ago - didn't find out about the warranty issue until after Maria. SEER on our units was about 20, but the higher SEERs from Mitsubishi will save more than their cost over time.

If you have an option, place the outside unit(s) on the side of the house away from the water. Our water side unit was damaged, but the one away from the water (protected by the house and a cover) was OK... Speaking of which, measure your outside unit(s) and have cover(s) made from marine grade vinyl with a strap or some way to hold it on. It should cost a small amount ($100-200) compared to the unit and will help when you are off-island or during a storm. If our water side cover hadn't blown away in Irma, it probably would have survived Maria.

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