With benefits like small size, versatility and minimal energy losses, the ductless mini split has become increasingly popular. Even homeowners living in colder climates like Wyoming and northern Colorado find this easy-to-install units helpful, particularly in areas of the home where ducts are lacking. The key: to maximize the performance of your ductless mini split in cold weather.
Lower the energy load – Reduce consumption within your home as much as you can by enhancing the thermal envelope. Caulking and weatherstripping will increase energy efficiency, resulting in the need of a smaller heating load.
Get the size right – Select a unit that’s the right size to cope with the lowest temperatures you’re likely to encounter. Piping also needs to be sized correctly—at least 15 feet will be required.
Manage your expectations – Understand that it takes time for the system to bring a house up to a comfortable temperature and program accordingly.
Carefully position the interior unit – To get the best performance, it’s important that the unit is mounted at least 18 inches off the floor.
Protect the outdoor compressor – Make sure the professional mounts the ductless mini split at least two feet from the ground. This is particularly important in colder climates as it means the unit won’t be covered in snow. Protect the unit from snowfall by installing a small roof over it for added protection.
Contact the Rheem Pro Partner for more information about ductless mini splits, and any other A/C and heating issues you may encounter. We’re proud to serve homeowners throughout northern Colorado, as well as parts of Wyoming.
KwikComfort® Financing can help make your purchase even easier.