All installation must be performed by trained persons with proper tools. Qualified installers must handle the refrigerant lines, vacuuming, refrigerant, and recharging. Electrical work and hookups must be done according to all local and national codes. Any self-installations should be limited only to assistance in mounting of the indoor and outdoor units, and performed only by persons that have the proper skillset. Local, regional, or national codes and regulations must be adhered to when installing the split system HVAC products. Warranty of the units only apply when installation has been done properly.
If properly installed and maintained according to the included manuals, the system should last as long as any standard HVAC equipment, for at least 10 years or more.
For owners who have registered their warranties, 5 years. Otherwise, it is for 1 year.
All product warranty coverage requires a system installation that was performed correctly, following the installation manual instructions included with your purchase. Additionally, users that register their warranty card within 90 days of receiving their item get their warranties extended to 5 years for parts and the compressor. Unregistered users receive only 1 year part coverage.
Every two to three weeks. Use warm water and a mild soap mixture. Dry thoroughly before re-inserting the filters.
Disconnect the power, remove the screws of the front casing of the indoor unit to access the interior, and remove all dust accumulations gently using proper cleaning materials. Avoid getting the electrical parts wet. Be careful with the fins of the heat exchanger, as they are very sharp and fragile.
This feature should only be used right before stopping the system for a season, during which the unit will not be used for a long period of time.
The SEER Rating or Season Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is actually a metric that is used by manufacturers to measure the efficiency and consumption of an air conditioner. It is a quite common metric on most central air conditioners, air source heat pumps and ductless mini split systems.
Ductless ACs (also called “mini–split ACs”) work the same way a central air conditioner works—just without the ducts. You see, ductless ACs and central ACs produce cool air exactly the same way: they suck in warm air from your home, absorb the heat and moisture from that air, then dump the heat/moisture outside.
A ductless mini split, or a mini split heat pump, is a home heating and cooling system, which means not only does a mini split deliver cold air in the summer, but it also provides heat in the winter. It is comprised of two parts: an outdoor unit that contains the fan system and is charged with a refrigerant, and an indoor unit (mounted on the floor or wall) that delivers the conditioned air. The two units are connected using ductless lines to eliminate any energy loss, which makes mini splits extremely energy efficient.
The simple answer: no. Though installing a mini split does not involve the clunky ductwork that a central AC system requires, that does not mean it is a simple task. From proper placement, to calculating the proper sizing, to charging and pressurizing the refrigerant lines to manufacturer specifications, this is a job better left to the professionals.
A mini-split system operating costs will vary by area, size of home, insulation, climate and external temperatures. It is typically anywhere from 20% to 60% more efficient than central air conditioning. For truly green air conditioning, consider reinsulating your attic, upgrading your windows and sealing your home.