WHAT ARE MINI SPLIT SYSTEMS?

Mini split heating and cooling systems provide a practical, affordable way to create comfortable, temperate spaces for both living and working. They are easy to install and do not require duct work like central HVAC systems. Mini splits are energy efficient, simple to operate, and very quiet when they run. Here are some of the most common and creative mini split applications we’ve encountered. Mini Split Basics Before we explore the many places mini split …

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How To Clean A Mini Split

For many homeowners who want to clean a Mini Split you must first understand the components of your system. It will provide you with a more clear picture of their function and your ability to properly clean them. Parts of a Mini Split Outdoor Condenser The Condenser (pictured above) is the main component of your system that contains the Compressor, Refrigerant and Circuit Board. Parts You Can Clean The cabinet can be cleaned with soap, …

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The Best (And Worst!) Way To Buy An HVAC System

If you’re in the market for an HVAC system, of course you want to find the best deal. But simply opting for the lowest price can end up costing you in unexpected ways. We’ve heard from so many people who have made this mistake that we wanted to share insights about the best (and worst!) way to buy an HVAC system. Our Credentials Affordable Mini Splits is proud to be an Authorized Dealer for every …

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Heatworks Model 3 Tankless Water Heater Energy Saver Review

NOTE: THIS BRAND IS NO LONGER ON THE MARKET AND HAVE BEEN DISCONTINUED ABOUT THE MODEL 3 The Model 3 Water Heater by Heatworks is an Internet-connected tankless water heater which provides instant, endless hot water for houses, apartments, point-of-use applications, and certain commercial applications. Our particular application here is for use in a 480 square foot cabin. Unlike conventional tank-type water heaters, the Model 3 does not store a large volume of hot water. …

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Envi High-Efficiency 120v Plug-In Electric Panel Wall Heater Review

Our Review of the ENVI High- Efficiency 120 Volt Electric Wall Mounted Convection Heater and the Pros and Cons. About the Company EHeat Inc. is an online distributor of wall mounted electric panel heaters and associated accessories.  Without going into greater detail about the Company you find find their personal story HERE. The Company is AMERICAN OWNED AND BUILT, however some parts are made overseas. What’s in the Decorative Box? The Unit is Shipped in …

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Why Doesn’t my Multi Head Mini Split come with a lineset?

We are constantly asked when  purchasing  a multi-head mini split system, why the system isn’t sold with the lineset included?   The Answer is simple, however, lets understand what a lineset is in HVAC Terminology…. Lineset: The term for the copper piping which carries refrigerant from the condenser outside to the evaporator coil inside, then back again in a cycle. The lineset consists of a smaller liquid line for cool, high-pressure liquid refrigerant, and a larger …

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Air Conditioner Refrigerant Types and Comparison

When it comes to Heating and Air systems many people want to know the Air Conditioner Refrigerant Types and the Comparison of each. The difference is usually in the Compressor and which one is clean energy and which one isn’t so clean. Air conditioners use different types of refrigerants, which are called R-22 or R-410A. The type of air compressors used for each type of refrigerant are also different. The R-22 compressors are the older …

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How To Operate an HVAC Vacuum Pump – A Beginners Guide

HVAC Vacuum Pump Kit with MiniSplit Adapters

 

How To Operate and HVAC Vacuum Punp – A Beginners Guide

For many of the Do-It-Yourselfer’s out there you obviously are wanting to save yourself a little bit of money but still want to do it correctly, right?  Well, Unless you want to pay an HVAC Technician $65 or more an hour to come do it for you.  There is absolutely nothing wrong with having a Professional take care of it for so you will have some sort of satisfaction and guarantee that it may be done correctly. 

Its a very easy task and doesn’t take very long. You really just need an understanding of the equipment, how it works, and what to look for.  In this guide I give you an easy to understand way to vacuum ( or “draw down” as they say in the industry) your lineset to remove any air or moisture in the copper tubing. Any of these or a combination of these in your lines can cause some serious havoc to your Compressor. I do need to emphasize that many of your HVAC dealers or manufacturers will not cover the unit under Warranty unless its completed by a Licensed HVAC Technician.  Even if you prefer to do it as a DIY’er as long as it’s done correctly, you shouldn’t have any warranty issues or the need to file a warranty claim.

All of the Mini Split Systems that we sell come complete with the Compressor, Air Handler, Lineset Installation Kit, and Remote.  To learn HOW TO install your system, you can start  HERE  .

What Exactly is a Lineset, Do you ask?

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AUX Mini Split Review – What You should know

Our Aux Mini Split Review Before we decided to purchase our AUX Mini Split we did some shopping around comparing Name Brands, Quality, Pricing and the warranty issues with each.  While many seemed to have quite a markup I found the AUX didn’t have the name brand such as Pioneer, Samsung, or Mitsubishi but the prices were affordable and the warranties were nearly identical with the name brand mini split systems.  Many of the others …

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Mini Split Wiring Installation – Part 3

Installing the Wiring for the Unit — I decided to connect the Mini Split to a 30 Amp Double Pole breaker at the Main Panel Outside.  Our Unit is a 240 volt unit which would require at least a 30 amp breaker.  I purchased #10 gauge UF wire, which is commonly referred to as 10/2 UF-B with Ground. I also purchased 1 1/2″ Schedule 80 Electrical Conduit to run from the junction box at the …

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