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Old Today, 01:31 PM   #1
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HVAC pros, what's the best mini-split system on the market?

Looking to install one in spring to help cope with hot summer we get around here. I understand that it should also help me save some power on heating in the winter.

I will potentially need 4 heads, but will start off with 2

What's the best one out there?
Are they worth it?
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yes, they are excellent. since you are in canadia you will need a low temperature one. go with the mitsubishi hyper heat.
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True story: A lot of the different brands are manufactured with the exact same components, but just have different covers on them.

Source: I'm in the HVAC industry.
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somewhat true. depends on the manufacturers. don't think that this is true for mini split heat pumps.

i think daikin, mitzu, and panasonic make their own components. perhaps the heat exchangers are from similar companies such as luvata.

who do you work for or what do you do in the hvac industry?
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somewhat true. depends on the manufacturers. don't think that this is true for mini split heat pumps.

i think daikin, mitzu, and panasonic make their own components. perhaps the heat exchangers are from similar companies such as luvata.

who do you work for or what do you do in the hvac industry?
I'm a safety director for a mechanical contractor. We primarily do commercial jobs with limited industrial work. Every now and then, we'll do a rich person's house.
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Any other ones along Mitsubishi hyper heat that are good for cold weather?
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Any other ones along Mitsubishi hyper heat that are good for cold weather?
mitsu is the best cold weather bar none. panasonic would prob be second best. not sure if daikin has cold weather ones or not.

you should check the specs for each and decide. they have performance curves versus temp.
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Can't speak for the cold weather Mitsubishi, but we've had a Mitsubishi Mr Slim in our add-on office for a year now and it has been superb. Lots of good feedback usually on Mitsubishi units.
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I just did some more research and I think I am sold on Mitsu.

What would be the avg cost for unit with 2 heads + install?
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about $3-4k per ton installed. about $2k per ton materials and $1-2 on labor depending on how much they want to reem you. get many quotes!!!

for equipment prices check acwholesalers.com
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