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mikethetermite

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06-05-2016 09:39 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question heating cooling air conditionerheating

I have been looking into a Mitsubishi Air Conditioner/heating. You can get it Just as AC or just heating. I now have a window AC and an electric ceiling mounted heating unit. My current monthly electric is really high. They say it would cut my bill in half. I have a shop 24×30x9 that is well insulated.

Does anyone have this type of unit? PROS/CONS?

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.


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nkawtg

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#1 posted 06-05-2016 09:52 PM

Air conditioning a shop is an expensive proposition. There are DC Solar Hybrid heat pump mini splits on the market.
check out this website.
http://www.hotspotenergy.com/solar-air-conditioner/

The solar panels are optional and you can purchase them anytime.
The hybrid system uses main household current when not on solar, and even then it’s very efficient.
With the solar panels, it’s main draw is DC power from the panels and less than 100 watts to run the inverter built into the unit.
When clouds move in or evening falls, the unit gradually receives more power from household current.

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Kazooman

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#2 posted 06-05-2016 10:47 PM

We have one of those Mitsubishi “Mr. Slim” units to cool our server / network room in our building. The compressor / heat exchanger piece is on the roof and it has one of the wall units mounted up high in the server room. Works great. Runs 24/7 and has only needed minor maintenance over the past six years. That said, our room is only about 8 X 12, although it does house quite a bit of gear that puts out heat.

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clin

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#3 posted 06-05-2016 10:57 PM

Ongoing thread about this very topic going on here, of which the OP posted this same question in.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/165146#reply-2783858

Is there something specific you are asking not covered there?

Perhaps you don’t realize that the ductless is another term for mini-split. Though there are mini-splits that are one unit. Essentially what you have at your typical motel, as far as form factor. It sticks through the wall with part on the inside and out. But in the end, it’s the same thing we are talking about in that other thread.

-- Clin

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smithcreek

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 08:16 PM



Ongoing thread about this very topic going on here, of which the OP posted this same question in.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/165146#reply-2783858

Is there something specific you are asking not covered there?

Perhaps you don t realize that the ductless is another term for mini-split. Though there are mini-splits that are one unit. Essentially what you have at your typical motel, as far as form factor. It sticks through the wall with part on the inside and out. But in the end, it s the same thing we are talking about in that other thread.

- clin

a mini split is just that, split with a condenser and one or more evaporator fan coils, what you see at the motel is a packaged terminal air conditioner ( P-TAC ), basically a mini packaged unit.

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Jim Dawson

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 09:39 PM


Ongoing thread about this very topic going on here, of which the OP posted this same question in.

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/165146#reply-2783858

Is there something specific you are asking not covered there?

Perhaps you don t realize that the ductless is another term for mini-split. Though there are mini-splits that are one unit. Essentially what you have at your typical motel, as far as form factor. It sticks through the wall with part on the inside and out. But in the end, it s the same thing we are talking about in that other thread.

- clin

a mini split is just that, split with a condenser and one or more evaporator fan coils, what you see at the motel is a packaged terminal air conditioner ( P-TAC ), basically a mini packaged unit.

- smithcreek


My friend installed a P-TAC unit and was warned that if he ever needed to replace it, good luck finding a replacement that will fit the same hole. He was told that they change frequently and expect a remodel when he has to replace it. But it was cheap.

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clin

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 09:49 PM


a mini split is just that, split with a condenser and one or more evaporator fan coils, what you see at the motel is a packaged terminal air conditioner ( P-TAC ), basically a mini packaged unit.

- smithcreek

I understand the motel P-TAC is not a mini split, but there are mini-splits in a similar form factor. That casually look the same. The inside unit mounts near the floor and generally looks like those P-TAC units. And I believe some of these are setup to work with the outside unit directly on the opposite side of the wall.

The real point here is that mini-splits come in a variety styles and most are ductless. And that generally ductless and mini-split mean the same thing.

I thought the OP might not have realized that they were most likely talking about the same thing being discussed in that other, active thread. And if not the same thing, then what are they asking?

-- Clin

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mikethetermite

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#7 posted 06-07-2016 02:13 AM

Thanks to all, this gives me ideas and a good place to start

-- Mike The Termite ~~~~~ Working safely may get old, but so do those who practice it.

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