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How a mini-split air conditioner/heat pump works:
A mini-split air conditioner works the same way that your central air conditioner system works. The brains of the unit is the outside compressor which is a Japanese Hitachi compressor.

The only thing that is ECO-BREEZE about this unit is the inside evaporator which is just a fan blowing room air across the cold coils. This means that this unit is 90% Hitachi with a ECO-BREEZE fan inside.
Lets talk about how a mini-split air conditioner/heat pump works. The outside condenser (made by Hitachi) condenses the Freon into a very thin line inside a copper tube, and that is all the outside condenser does is to condense the Freon into a liquid.

As the Freon leaves the outside Compressor it enters a big half inch diameter copper tube and the Freon changes from a liquid to a gas and gets extremely cold. The cold half inch line, wrapped in insulation, then travels through this copper line from the outside compressor up the side of the wall through a 3.5 inch hole to the inside evaporator unit with the fan. So you need to drill this 3.5 inch hole all the way though the wall.
The inside evaporator unit mounts on a wall onto a thin metal bracket over the 3.5 inch hole so you cannot see the hole from the inside. The evaporator is mounted 4 inches from the ceiling. It is mounted out of your normal line of sight, you really do not notice it unlike a window unit that mounts in the middle of the wall. The biggest inside evaporator unit sticks out from the wall approximately 10 inches, and is 13 inches high and 4 feet wide. Again, you don't really notice it because it is mounted up by the ceiling.

The half inch Freon line enters the inside evaporator where it breaks up into thin copper lines that run across the length of the inside unit. Room air then enters the unit from the top of the inside unit and blows across the thin, cold metal tubes chilling the air which then blows out the bottom front of the unit into the room. There is typically a 19 degree Fahrenheit temperature drop from the air entering the top of the inside unit to the air coming out at the bottom front of the inside unit. Horizontal louvers at the bottom front then fan the air vertically across the room.

The Freon then leaves the inside Evaporator unit via a quarter inch copper line, back through the same 3.5 inch hole back to the outside unit to be re-condensed again and the cycle repeats. The outside compressor then blows hot air outside.
For electricity, a 110volt or 220 volt line is ran from your electrical panel to a quick disconnect box next to the outside compressor. The compressor is then hardwired to that outside quick disconnect box to get its electricity. The inside unit gets its electricity from the outside unit from a wiring harness that runs from the outside to the inside unit through that same 3.5 inch hole. Usually wiring harnesses from the inside and outside units just clip together.

As air passes over the inside evaporator unit's cold copper tubes, the moisture in the air condenses and drips. A collecting device then channels the water back out through though the same 3.5 inch hole to the outside. So obviously as it cools, it is removing moisture from the air acting as a dehumidifier.

Outside, it is best to place a 4 inch wide vertical metal cover over the copper tubes, wire harness, and drain line to make it look better. The cover would run from the 3.5 inch hole down to the ground where your outside condenser unit is.

The outside condenser unit can either be mounted onto a concrete pad or pressure treated logs on the ground, or a L-Bracket mounted on the side of the building or mounted on the roof.

Can an individual install these? We recommend you get a licensed installer by posting a job on www.Craigslist.com which is usually free or $25 in some major metro areas. State in your ad, that you want to see their license and that they have to have prior experience installing mini-split air conditioners although it is not necessary. We do have many individuals install these themselves and the worst thing that I hear is they lost their Freon and now have to call a licensed installer to finish the job because only licensed installers can buy Freon. Normally you can get someone to run the electrical and install the unit for $500 if you post the job on Craigslist. Compare this to the normal retail price have an electrical contractor install one for $3000 to $4000. You can save more than 50% If you buy the unit from us for $700-$1000 and add the $500 installation for a $1200 to $1700 total.

The installers might charge you $30/pound for the R410A Freon but it only costs them about $6/pound. Expect some markup though. The compressor comes precharged with plenty of R410A Freon for both the lines and the unit without adding extra Freon if using about 15 feet of line.

When dirty, the filter can be rinsed with water and reinstalled.
This unit works as a great heater also. All it does to heat is to reverse the direction of the Freon. During air conditioning mode, cold air is blown inside and hot air is blown outside. During heat mode, heated air is blown inside and cold air is blown outside.


Some of the controls on the remote control are power on/off, Set temperature +/-, fan speed, louver on/off, and a mode button to change from air conditioning to heat to fan only.

Normally most name-brand air conditioners come with a 1-year warranty. One internet seller is advertising a longer warranty but every 6 months, he shuts down his website and starts a new one. Beware of this.

Basically all minisplits are made by 5 different assembly factories that purchase their parts from the same two suppliers plus the Japanese name branded compressor. This is why all minisplits look the same with different face plates only. What we do is to sell you this same unit cheaper than anyone else because of our lower overhead. We sell the minisplit units direct to the public cheaper than the installers can buy them at wholesale prices.

The units are shipped by common carrier to your doorstep. We usually use Saia, UPS Freight or Fed-Ex Freight to ship you your unit. Most of the major metro area can receive our units in 1 to 3 business days from our Dallas, Texas warehouse. For rural areas it could take an additional 1 to 3 days.

The advantage of a minisplit systems over a window unit is the window unit is much louder because the compressor is not outside but inside the window unit. The window AC unit also mounts in a window which is usually in the middle of the wall creating and eye sore. Window units are also 10 Seer and Mini-split units are 13 Seer, so the minisplits use 30% less electricity than the window units. Minisplit/Heat Pump units also heat as well as cool. To change you simply push the mode button on the remote.

Usually Minisplit systems are added when converting garages because you cannot take ducting from the house's central air system or the house will be too hot. Also the converted garage is going to be a bedroom, family room or game room, and a window unit is so loud that you cannot enjoy yourself. Also you have to cut a huge hole in the wall for a window unit and only a 3.5 inch diameter hold for the minisplit.

The minisplits are also used in Cabanas, bath houses, added dens or to old houses that have no room for the ductwork that is required for central air units. Solution is to again use a minisplit AC system for the best low-priced fuel efficient alternative. Some houses have central air systems that will not cool the house down to the desired 72F when it is 105F outside. The best solution is to add a 24,000 BTU to give you additional cooling power and only turn it on when you need it.

Usually the outside compressor and inside evaporator are obviously then mounted on opposite sides of the wall very close to one another.

The high seer minisplit units such as 20-seer use inverter technology to use even less electricity than the standard 30-Seer units. The 20-Seer units are also more expensive though. It might take a few years before your energy savings exceed the extra price that you paid for the unit though.

Multiroom units can come as 2-1 or 3-1 are very expensive. It is cheaper to buy 2 full units then it is to buy one two room unit.


Buy EcoBreeze and get Hitachi quality, save 50% to 70% on the cost of the unit and installation and 30% on your air conditioning bill.

=>AIR CONDITIONER BUYING QUESTIONS

=> GENERAL HOW AND WHAT ABOUT AIR CONDITIONERS<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What does the abbreviation 'HVAC' mean?
A. Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What certifications does an HVAC specialist need?
A. First and foremost, they require EPA refrigeration certification. There may also be state and local licenses and certifications that would vary from place to place. But EPA certification is on a Federal level and if you work with refrigerants, you MUST have this certification.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How does air conditioning work?

A. An air conditioner is a device which uses a special type of substance which readily changes from its normal gas state to a liquid one. The gas is contained in a closed circuit of pipes connected to a pump. The pump compresses the gas so hard that the pressure is great enough for it to turn into a liquid. In doing this the gas/liquid has got hot (If you try to compress a gas, it will almost always get hot - think of a bike pump when you pump up a tire (tire), the greater the pressure in the tire, the hotter the pump gets)

Now the hot liquid travels round a set of pipes which allow the heat to escape. Next the liquid under pressure passes through a valve into a pipe where the pressure is much lower, and the liquid evaporates back into its gas state. In doing this it needs to take in heat from its surroundings, thus making the pipes colder. The gas now gets back to the pump and the whole cycle starts again.

The pipes are usually arranged so that there are fans to blow air over both the hot part of the pipes and the cold part. The hot part is frequently put outside the house, and the cold part inside. This is called either a 'split pack', or a 'twin pack' depending on which country you are in There are also portable versions which have both parts in the same box, with the cold air blowing out of the front, and the hot air blowing out of a flexible hose which you put put outside the room to allow the hot air to dissipate.

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Q. What is a programmable thermostat?
A. A senses the room temperature and controls the HVAC system according to a schedule established by the homeowner. This type of thermostat allows different temperature settings to automatically regulate the HVAC system at different preset times.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How can you safely do a pump down procedure on a home split cycle air conditioning system and what tools would you need?
A. Sorry, but a certified refrigeration tech needs to do it. its the law. the tools are going to cost you more than the service anyway, that's for sure. and if you don't get the oil charge right when you re-fill, you will waste your compressor. after twenty years in the biz, I have seen it all. your smart move is to shop around for a tech who is not an idiot.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What is a heat pump?

A. A heat pump is like a conventional air conditioner except it also can provide heat in winter. In the summer, the heat pump collects heat from the house and expels it outside. In the winter, the heat pump extracts heat from outside air and circulates it inside the house. The heat pump works best when the outdoor temperature is above freezing. Below that, supplementary heat often is needed. A heat pump can save 30 to 60 percent less energy to supply the same heat when compared to an electric furnace with a resistance heating element.

In its cooling mode, a heat pump supplies exactly the same kind of cooling as all electric air conditioners. In its heating mode, the temperature of the air supplied by a heat pump is not as hot as the air supplied by a fossil fuel furnace, but the end result is the same: a warm, comfortable home. Air temperature from a heat pump at room outlets normally is about 100 degrees Fahrenheit compared to about 120 to 130 degrees from a fossil fuel furnace.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Why would the air conditioner be blowing hot air instead of cool air?
A. Most likely has a freon leak , or a control problem causing heat to turn on, or if you have a heat pump the reversing valve has a problem OR Refrigerant is probably low.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Where would a leak in a home AC system probably be?
A. This question is too broad. If it is a refrigerant leak it is most likely in one of the 2 coils. It could also be in the line set wherever the copper lines were joined with couplings and elbows.
It is also possible that the line set has been punctured with a nail during construction or home improvement.<<<GO BACK>>>

=> AIR CONDITIONER BUYING QUESTIONS<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What is the best type of system to meet all indoor comfort needs?
A. The best system depends on many variables, including family size, house location and design, and utility cost and availability. The optimum indoor comfort system might include high efficiency central air conditioning and heating, a high efficiency air cleaner, and a central humidifier.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What is the best type of system to meet all indoor comfort needs?
A. The best system depends on many variables, including family size, house location and design, and utility cost and availability. The optimum indoor comfort system might include high efficiency central air conditioning and heating, a high efficiency air cleaner, and a central humidifier.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. When is the best time to buy an air conditioner?
A. Like most items, in the off season. That's when contractors have more time to spend with you determining exactly the best options you would want to consider for your individual needs.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. If I buy a new system, what is the best kind of control unit?
A. If you want flexibility to program your temperature changes, a computerized thermostat will probably be best. Manually operated control systems allow you to select a temperature setting which your unit will maintain.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How can I get a high efficiency system that will have minimum operational costs?
A. Manufacturers publish equipment efficiency ratings which are available to your contractor. ARI also publishes directories indicating various energy efficiency ratings of specific equipment.
It is important that a contractor install a unit that has just the right capacity to cool your home. Units with excess capacity will cycle on and off and work less efficiently, thus increasing your operating costs.
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Q. How can a homeowner tell if a contractor's price is fair ?
A. Mostly by comparing bids from several contractors, and possibly checking the local Better Business Bureau to be sure the contractor has a good reputation.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. When do I know it's time to replace my system?
A. When the system starts giving you more problems than seem cost effective to fix, particularly when major components such as the compressor start making unusual noises or otherwise indicating need for a service call. When faced with major repairs, consult several contractors for their recommendations. Replacing a compressor is somewhat less expensive than replacing the entire unit, but new units may give you greater efficiency and lower operating costs in the long run.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. If I buy a new system, what is the best kind of control unit?
A. If you want flexibility to program your temperature changes, a computerized thermostat will probably be best. Manually operated control systems allow you to select a temperature setting which your unit will maintain.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How can I get a high efficiency system that will have minimum operational costs ?
A. Manufacturers publish equipment efficiency ratings which are available to your contractor. ARI also publishes directories indicating various energy efficiency ratings of specific equipment.
It is important that a contractor install a unit that has just the right capacity to cool your home. Units with excess capacity will cycle on and off and work less efficiently, thus increasing your operating costs.
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=> AIR CONDITIONER MAINTENANCE QUESTIONS<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Why is your home air conditioner blowing air but no cold air is coming out ?
A. The Refrigerant may have lost its ability to cool or the Refrigerant may not be circulating due to a faulty pump, Refrigerant does not loose it's ability to cool. There is either insufficient Refrigerant for the size of the system indicating a leak, or the pump is wearing to the point where it can no longer provide sufficient compression of the gas. In either case, a trained tech is required and should be able to provide an immediate diagnosis..
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Q. What should you do if the 2-ton split ductless AC you just installed is not reaching its set temperature and ice is forming on the outside condenser and copper tubing ?
A. Sounds like they gave you a heat pump (instead of an ac) with a warranty issue OR Warranty issue. Sounds like you are low on refrigerant.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Why does your air conditioner freeze up?
A. There are a couple of things that cause your AC to freeze up.
If your indoor coil is icing up you:
1. Have a dirty filter 2. Have a system low on refrigerant 3. You have a blower that is not providing enough air across the coil<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What's wrong with your AC if the tubes are freezing and the air is not as cold ?
A. It is freezing up. We find this problem occurs particularly when it cools off somewhat outside. Turn your a/c temperature up, and your fan speed to high. This helps to keep it from freezing. More than likely you are low on refrigerant. Have you had the pressures checked. Also check you filter and ensure it is not dirty.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. If my air conditioner is no longer cooling properly, what is the most likely problem?
A. It could be as simple as replacing a fuse, resetting a circuit breaker or checking to see if the thermostat is set properly. If an electrical problem isn't the cause, the refrigerant may be low if the system still runs but does not cool properly. This can be corrected by having an EPA certified technician add necessary refrigerant. Most likely, if the problem involves any major part, such as the compressor, you would hear strange noises similar to those of any mechanical equipment not running correctly, or the unit might not run at all.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. If I'm buying a house, how can I make sure that the air conditioning system is in good working order?
A. Just turn on the system and listen for unusual sounds while feeling how cool the air is and how strong the air flow is from the vents. Don't just listen inside the house go outside and listen to the condensing unit, too. This personal inspection is a good indicator, but like buying a car, the best way is to then hire an expert a contractor to come out and inspect the system. It won't cost much, and it could save you lots of money in unanticipated repairs..<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Can homeowners repair their own air conditioners ?
A. In most cases, definitely not. Cooling systems today are more complicated to service and usually require expert attention in order to comply with federal regulations, such as the Clean Air Act which prohibits releasing refrigerants into the atmosphere. An EPA certified air conditioning contractor or service technician should be called at the first sign of trouble.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How often should I change the air filter in my system ?
A. Check it at least every month during peak use, and replace it when it looks dirty enough to significantly impair the air flow through it. Some filters, such as media filters or electronic air cleaners, are washable; others are disposable and must be replaced.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. In hot weather, should I turn my thermostat up when I leave for work in the morning ?
A. If your house is going to be empty for more than about four hours, it's a good idea to turn your thermostat up to about 82 degrees or so instead of the 78 usually recommended. Keep the house closed to minimize heat build up. When you come home, don't set the thermostat any lower than the temperature you actually want your air conditioning system wouldn't cool any faster and might easily waste money by cooling your home more than needed.<<<GO BACK>>>
=> ENERGY EFFICIENCY QUESTIONS<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What is General Energy use in Any AC ?
A. It should be noted that in a thermodynamically closed system, any energy input into the system that is being maintained at a set temperature (which is a standard mode of operation for modern air conditioners) requires that the energy removal rate from the air conditioner increase . This increase has the effect that for each unit of energy input into the system (say to power a light bulb in the closed system) requires the air conditioner to remove that energy. In order to do that the air conditioner must increase its consumption by the inverse of its efficiency times the input unit of energy. As an example presume that inside the closed system a 100 watt light bulb is activated, and the air conditioner has an efficiency of 200%. The air conditioner's energy consumption will increase by 50 watts to compensate for this, thus making the 100 W light bulb utilize a total of 150 W of energy.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What is 'SEER' ?
A. Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) — A measure of seasonal or annual efficiency of a central air conditioner or air conditioning heat pump. It takes into account the variations in temperature that can occur within a season and is the average number of Btu of cooling delivered for every watt-hour of electricity used by the heat pump over a cooling season.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Is using ceiling fans and the air conditioner at the same time cost efficient or a waste of energy ?
A. Ceiling fans are definitely not a waste of energy.
Ceiling fans use very little electricity. Use them to circulate air in the house, to make the house feel cooler. By doing this, the thermostat setting for your air conditioner can be raised to 85°F, and still maintain the same comfort as the lower setting.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How can I determine the SEER of my present equipment?

A. There are three main ways to determine the SEER of equipment: (1) find the model numbers of your present equipment (the outdoor condenser/compressor unit and the indoor evaporator coil unit) and check them with local contractors who handle your brand; (2) estimate the SEER based on the average SEER units produced approximately when your system was installed; or (3) check the energy efficiency label on your outdoor condenser/compressor unit if you have equipment produced after late 1988.

In the first method, contractors can then consult manufacturer data or the ARI unitary equipment certification directory which lists all models of equipment by manufacturers that certify their equipment SEER ratings. In the second method, for air conditioners and heat pumps produced in 1981, the first year SEER criteria was used, the average ratings were 7.78 and 7.51 respectively. By 1987, SEERs reached 8.97 and 8.93 respectively.

By 1994, ratings increased to 10.61 for air conditioners and 10.94 for heat pumps. In the third method, residential central air conditioners and heat pumps covered under Department of Energy (DOE) test procedures and manufactured on and after June 7, 1988, are required to have labels containing energy efficiency information. For each system, the label will be on the outdoor condenser/compressor unit, and will reflect the SEER achieved by matching the outdoor unit and the indoor evaporator coil unit. <<<GO BACK>>>

Q. How can I find the savings of higher SEER equipment compared to lower SEER equipment?

A. You'll need to talk with a local contractor to verify what size cooling equipment you now have and what you actually need, then determine the normal cooling load hours for your area, and find your electric rate cost. When cooling, heat pump performance is measured in seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). When heating, it is measured in coefficient of performance (COP) or heating seasonal performance factor (HSPF). In all measurements, the higher the rating the more efficient the system

The formula is as follows:
Capacity (Btuh) Cooling Load Hours

--------------- X ------------------ X Electric Rate = Annual Operating Cost

SEER 1000

For example, if a home requires a unit with a capacity of 36,000 British thermal units per hour (Btuh), is located where the cooling load is 1500 hours and the electric rate is 8 cents per kilowatt hour, here is the calculation for a system with a SEER of 10:

36,000 x 1500

------ X ---- X .08 = $432 per year

10 1000

The same calculation with a SEER of 12 reveals an annual operating cost of $360 or $72 less per season 17 percent savings.

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Q. What percentage of my utility bill is caused by air conditioning ?
A. It can be surprisingly small on an annual basis, but it depends on how much you use your air conditioning, how efficient your equipment is, and how much you conserve energy by actions ranging from insulating your home to keeping doors and windows closed when the system in operating. You local electric company is the best source for specifics in your area.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How can I get a high efficiency system that will have minimum operational costs?

A. Manufacturers publish equipment efficiency ratings which are available to your contractor. ARI also publishes directories indicating various energy efficiency ratings of specific equipment.
It is important that a contractor install a unit that has just the right capacity to cool your home. Units with excess capacity will cycle on and off and work less efficiently, thus increasing your operating costs.

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Q. Are air conditioners and heat pumps efficiency rated ?
A. Yes. Central systems are rated by the seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER). Many older systems now in use have SEERs of 6 or below.
By 1994, the average SEER for all units shipped by manufacturers in the U.S. improved to 10.61 for central air conditioners and 10.94 for central heat pumps. The higher the rating, the more efficient the system.<<<GO BACK>>>
=> GENERAL GUIDELINES<<<GO BACK>>>
Here are some simple guides for keeping cool without increasing your cost.
* Caulk, weather strip, and insulate the attic to close air gaps
* Plan your housework (washing and drying clothes, baking, cooking) during cooler morning and evening hours.
* Close the drapes and shades over windows facing the sun.
* Keep windows and doors closed when the AC is on
* Use a thermostat control to automatically modify home temperatures for daytime/nighttime ...differences to save money.
* Set thermostat at highest comfortable level - remember, each degree raised reduces energy consumption by 3 to 4 percent.
* Replace your HVAC air filters every 6 months.
* Keep the outside unit free of leaves or other airflow obstructions.
* Have the air conditioning unit cleaned and maintained each spring.
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Q. What could be wrong if your central air conditioner blows cool but not cold air and seems to be always running?<<<<GO BACK>>>
A. Your condenser may be dirty and the evaporator coils should be cleaned there may be inadequate air flow around the condenser. if there is a leak, your unit may be out of refrigerant you might have a leak in your duct system

I had the same problem and when the service tech came out it was determined that a faulty relay was to blame - the ac and heat were on at the same time! Hope this helps.


Q. How long should it take a technician to add one and a half pounds of freon to a central air conditioner?

A. It would take 30 min. average time to add this charge to the system. <<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Why would a central air conditioning unit not blow any air in the house?

A. Indoor air fan is not functioning. for that, there are many possibilities.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Where should you locate the AC vents in a room for maximum cooling and efficiency?

A. Vents should be situated near windows. Windows that are north or west facing should get a vent before a south or east facing window would get one. (Assuming that the vents also supply heat.) .
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Q. What should you do when your central air compressor is running but the cooling fan is not working?

A. Check the capacitor located inside the outside condensing unit,usually the fan,compressor are wired together,if one is running the other should be running.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is freon the same as R-22 and what is the price per pound for freon?

A. Freon is a term used in the industry for most refrigerants. R-22 is a blend that is scheduled to be obsolete in 2010. R-22 is up to $12 a pound. The new replacement is 410a or 134a.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What problems would you expect by closing off one of two return air vents?

A. Your AC would tend to lose some of its cooling capacity as it would not have significant air changes on the portion of the house where the return is closed.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. How do you pump down a home central AC unit if you need to clean the coil and don't want to lose all the freon?

A. You do not need to pump the system down just to clean the coil unless you are planning to remove the coil completely from the unit.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. How do you pump down a home central AC unit if you need to clean the coil and don't want to lose all the freon?

A. You do not need to pump the system down just to clean the coil unless you are planning to remove the coil completely from the unit.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. If there are two rooms in your house that don't have AC vents how much would it cost to have duct work and vents installed in those rooms?

A. It depends upon the amount of work involved and the cost of doing business in your neighborhood.This is a time and materials job.
Way too many factors to even give a guess. Is the home a ranch or two-story? On a slab? Unfinished basement? Finished basement? Are the rooms in question upstairs or down? Are the steel joists supporting the house? Is the house dry walled or plastered? Are the interior walls some special material, like brick or stone? How far from the furnace? How far from the nearest existing duct runs? Are the floors tiled, carpeted or hardwood?<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is it more economical to run a central AC unit with the fan always On or should you have the fan running in Auto?

A. Not necessarily. I would caution you to watch the Relative Humidity in the Home. Depending on EACH system, the amount of moisture that lays in your drain pans is then put back into the conditioned space when you continuously circulate the fan. If you are in a tropical environment, this is not the most efficient way to operate your system. The home may actually "feel" warmer when the air conditioning comes back on. This effect is caused by the changing of moisture in your home. Moist air is lighter than dry air, so when you start the dehumidification the moisture rises. The removal of moisture is the biggest cost associated with the conditioning of the air. You be the judge, as you will notice whether you are cooler and saving in your electrical consumption.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q.Why would your central air conditioner fail to reach the thermostat set temp while running continuously?

A. Make sure your air filter is clean. A dirty air filter can block air flow. If both the fan and the compressor are coming on, there may be a low charge. If only the fan is coming on, the compressor could be burned up.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q.What is wrong if you have a new AC and humidity odor but there are no water leaks in the house?

A. If the "humidity odor" was not present before the AC was installed then it probably comes from water building up on the evaporator coils but not draining properly outside. AC units remove water from the air and discharge it outside. If it does not drain then it will turn back into water at the AC unit, stagnate and create an odor. Hope that helps.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q.How long should it take for a central unit to lower the temperature by 1 degree and if your AC takes about 30 minutes per degree is that too long?

A. There are several factors to consider, do you have high humidity, how many people are in the house at the time, is it real hot outside, etc.
If it takes 30 minutes to bring the temp down 1 degree that is probably too long. You may have a leak in your system and need to add refrigerant.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Where would a leak in a home AC system probably be?

A. This question is too broad. If it is a refrigerant leak it is most likely in one of the 2 coils. It could also be in the line set wherever the copper lines were joined with couplings and elbows.
It is also possible that the line set has been punctured with a nail during construction or home improvement.<<<<GO BACK>>>

Q.What is the best way to clear a clogged condensate drain in a central air conditioner?

A. More than likely, the clog is a clump of algae / mold. A solution of bleach and water cold help reduce the growth. A quicker solution is o replace the line, but it may not be accessible
compressed air use a blow gun seal with a rag and give a good burst of air some kits are sold for this that uses co2 cartridges same as the cartridges used in pellet guns.<<<<GO BACK>>>
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Q.What is wrong with your air conditioner if the fan is blowing but the compressor is not working?

A. It is possible that the circuit breaker for the compressor unit is thrown (switched to "off"). Go outside to the compressor unit and follow the big cable up to the circuit breaker panel on the wall. If it is off, throw the switch to "on." If that is not the problem, something is probably wrong with the compressor unit. Turn off the breaker panel and call a repairman.<<<<GO BACK>>>
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Q. What part of the house or apartment would be most efficient for placement of a window unit air conditioner?
A. shade side of largest room And on the upper level if you want cool two floors. But in that case, "most efficient" would require two units, one upstairs and one downstairs.
In fact, greater efficiencies (your question did ask about efficiency, not initial cost or practicality) can be gained with multiple smaller units in various rooms, than with one big unit.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What causes the compressor of a window air conditioner to come on for a few seconds then shut off then back on in a short period of time no mater what the temperature setting?
A. Could be very dirty and the lack of air flow is tripping the limit, could be the comp is seizing. This situation could be due to the cold air output gets sucked back immediately into the unit causing the thermostat to cut out. Make sure that the sponge seal between the outlet air and the return air is in place, it is just behind the front cover.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q.What causes a window air conditioner to freeze?

A. You either have a dirty air filter or the unit is leaking refrigerant and is undercharged. The first answer is the best bet, but also make sure the out side coils are not covered up with vines.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. How do you install a window air conditioner in the top of a double hung window?

A. You don't. The support leg that has to rest against a solid surface must never be allowed to rest against window glass, even heavy duty glass. The constant vibration of the unit will eventually break the glass. You definitely would not want to be on the receiving end of a law suit because someone just happened to be walking by when it fell. As heavy as even most small units are there would be a great deal of possibility of them even getting killed. Wrongful death law suits usually clean people like me and you out for life, not to mention the very great possibility of prison time. It don't take no rocket scientist to see this coming.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. Can you install a window air conditioner inside your home with a pan under it to catch the water?

A. IT wouldn't do much good. Air conditioners work by MOVING heat from one side to the other. When a window unit is running the heat is sent outside and cool air is blown inside. The water is only there because moisture condenses from air when the air cools.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. How do you install a window air conditioner in an apartment window and how do you lock the window in place without using screws?

A. One way to lock the window in place without using screws is to cut small blocks of wood and place them on top of the window, between the lower window and the upper frame.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. If your window unit fell about 3 feet onto the ground and now it doesn't come on where should you start looking in order to fix it?

A. Start looking at the power cord. It may have been ripped loose inside the case or from the electrical plug connections. Then look for loose or broken wires to every component.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. Why does a one-year-old window unit have a small amount of red oily substance showing up in the drain pan?

A. It may be lubricating oil leaking from the compressor. Have the unit serviced before any further use.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. What does coolant smell like?

A. Coolant has a smell that is very difficult to describe; it smells sweet, yet a little like rubber; It has a green color almost like Gatorade. Old coolant can be brown and smell quite rancid.<<<GO BACK>>>


Q. Why would your AC be running outside but inside very little air is coming from the vents and it sounds like it does not kick on inside the house?

A. you need to check to see if the lines or outside unit has an ice build up. unit is probably working too hard, keep it at an even temp, don't turn down and then turn up constantly. Better yet, check to see if the indoor fan motor is running. It could be a bad fan motor, bad capacitor, or bad fan relay.<<<GO BACK>>>


Portable Ac

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Q.What is a portable air conditioner?

A. Portable air conditioner is an air conditioner that you can move from one room to another on castors, unlike window and central AC. They can cool any room from bedroom, living room, kitchen, garage, office rooms, Attics, Basements, Boats, Computer room etc. Virtually any room where you cannot have Window AC, Mini Split AC Or Central Air Conditioning System.
Moreover, portable air conditioner installation is not a permanent one, it can packed and put in the storage area soon as the summer season is over. They are very energy efficient, easy to install and at affordable reasonable prices. Most of them not only have Cooling features but also FREE Dehumidification's, Air Purification features to them. You can also buy the one with or without heater.

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Q. How Does Portable Air Conditioner Work?
Q. How easy is to install a Portable Air Conditioner?
Q. What's the difference between a portable ac and a window unit?

A. Window AC's are traditional AC's that you mount only on windows. They maybe cheaper than portable AC but in the long run you end up spending a lot of money on electricity bills compared to portable AC's. Portable AC's are MOST energy efficient AC's ever manufactured. They save you a lot of electricity bills, you can also move them from one room to another. (have it in living room in day time and move it to bedroom at night and moving is very easy as they have castors). Each AC comes with ONE set of hose and window kit, if you need TWO to set it up in two rooms, you can buy one extra hose and window kit for $20- $35 depending on which brand you are getting. NEVER COMPARE WINDOW BTU'S WITH PORTABLE. Unlike window AC's you can install a portable AC in basement, garage, attic, any apartment, even in boats, trucks, in fact in any place where you have a 110V outlet or generator. NEVER COMPARE WINDOW AC BTU's TO PORTABLE AC BTU's. What this means is if someone has 5000 BTU window AC in a bedroom, then not necessarily a 5000 BTU portable AC will be a good replacement. Please go by manufacturers recommendations on sq. ft. Window AC's may sometimes be cheaper than the portable AC's, but they are not convenient and they don't save energy bills and when you buy the right kind of portable AC you not only enjoy the cold room temperature in summer time but also end up saving a lot of money every month. Plus all the portable AC's mostly have dehumidifying function inbuilt for free and the capabilities of killing bacteria and preventing dust particles in the room. So they cool and purify the air at the same time.


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Q. Why should we buy Portable Air Conditioner what are the advantages ?
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a. All the portable air conditioners are energy efficient compared to window AC's. You can save a lot of money on energy bills.

b. They don't have to be permanently installed, you can move them from one room to another easily as they have castors to move them around. As long as you have the exhaust vent system setup in two rooms, you can use it in living room day time and in bedroom at night for example.

c. Easy Installation. Under normal circumstances, any portable AC can be easily installed by one person. No additional help usually is needed.

d. Heating function available. If you buy the one with heater, you can also use the same unit in winter time.

e. Removes odor and collects dust particles.

f. Prevents bacteria build up.

g. Has FREE dehumidifying functions.

h. Digital thermostat with auto TURN OFF timer, which can be set from 1-12 hours.

Q. Why do you have exhaust/vent a portable air conditioner? Why do you need a hose and window or wall kit?
A. This is how a portable AC works, it blows cold air from the front panel and blows warm air from the back of the air conditioner. This is because the compressor inside these AC's which help blow cold air into the room get hot after running for a certain while and all the heat generating from this compressor needs to be thrown outside or else it will end up heating the room instead of cooling it. This is why you run the hose outside either through the window or wall or through ceiling or any other possible means like fireplace for example. We just wanna make sure all that heat is going out and stays out so you can enjoy cold breeze in the room.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q.Can Exhaust hose be vented through glass doors and crank open windows?

A. Absolutely, exhaust hose can be vented through the glass door using one or two of our window kits. With crank open windows, you can use our window kit with some tape or you can also use a Plexiglas that you can buy locally and run the hose right through it.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What if the exhaust hose is installed wrong?

A. In that case the hot air will not go out as it is supposed to and will remain in the room instead thereby warming the room instead of cooling it.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Does the unit need to be vented out when its in a heat mode ?

A. Yes it still needs to be vented out if it is in the heat mode as it works exactly how it works in the cool mode. In short when you run it in heat mode, it will blow hot air into the room from the front and the back will be blowing out the cold air through the hose.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What is self evaporation? and what is its purpose in portable AC's?

A. All air conditioners have to go through a condensation process. In window air conditioners, because more than 75% of the AC is mounted outside the window, all the condensed water is allowed to drip freely outside. But in case of portable AC, because the AC is inside the room, all the condensed water is stored within an in built tank that needs to be drained. So our Portable AC's use latest technology of Self Evaporation. In this process, AC tries to get rid of most of the water stored in the in built tank by self evaporation, thereby leaving only a small amount that needs to be drained manually which is quiet easy as well. ALL portable AC's have in built water tank which holds water that cannot be self evaporated. Once that water tank is full, the AC shuts itself down and a light blinks on air conditioner's LCD panel indicating it needs to be emptied.
BASED ON THIS TECHNOLOGY AC WILL NEVER LEAK EVEN WHEN THE WATER TANK IS FULL. There is a small rubber cork at the bottom of the AC, ONCE YOU PULL that out, the water just drains out and you can empty it in any pan and restart the AC right away. How often would you need to empty the water tank? Answer is no one can really predict that, as it totally depends on the humidity. It could be once a week or once every few hours. It all depends on your usage and the humidity on that particular day and you can always use the option 2 for continuous drainage without having to worry about emptying. Continuous drainage system drains the water automatically and you never have to empty it manually and it is very easy to setup as well. See option 2 for continuous drainage and option 1 for manual drainage below.
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Mini Split AC / Ductless AC<<<GO BACK>>>
Q.What are mini split air conditioners ?

A. Like the central air conditioner units, mini split air conditioners have two main components: an outdoor compressor/condenser, and an indoor air-handling unit. A conduit, which houses the power cable, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, and a condensate drain, links the outdoor and indoor units through a small hole (3 inches usually) that is drilled in the wall of the building. The main advantages of split air conditioners are their small size and flexibility for zoning or heating and cooling individual rooms. Some split air conditioners can have as many as four indoor air handling units (for four zones or rooms) connected to one outdoor unit. The number depends on how much heating or cooling is required for the building or each zone (which is also affected by how well the building is insulated). Since each of the split air conditioner zones/rooms will have it's own thermostat, you only need to condition that area when someone is present, which saves energy and money. If you are in a office building at a higher floor, you can also install Outside Compressor using our Wall Bracket.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is this something that I could install myself ?

A. YES and NO. Depends if you are good technically. You may or may not be able to do it. Some people do the handyman work on the indoor and outdoor unit and pay a small amount to an electrician to hard wire the outdoor unit and pay HVAC professional to vacuum the lines before releasing the refrigerant. Some people choose to do it all by themselves with their past experience. Manufacturer recommends to have it installed by an HVAC professional. Any of your local professional air conditioning company should be able to install it easily for couple of hundred dollars. It is worth spending this money initially, this way you can have it installed professionally and enjoy the benefits of energy efficient mini split AC for year's to come. And once installed our NO HASSLE warranty (on Best Price Mini Splits Duo Only) is the most convenient it can get. FREE PARTS AND LABOR AND SERVICE for 6 Months. You may or may not loose your warranty if you install the unit yourself. Some brands specifically require you to have an invoice from your HVAC installer to provide warranty help. So make sure to read warranty details before making your purchase.

But How easy are the units to install?Click Here To See An Easy Diagram Of How It Is Installed. To ensure an easy installation and fault free operation, we recommend the unit be installed by a professional HVAC installer.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. How noisy are the units ?

A. WHISPER QUIET OPERATION is one of the many reasons why they are very popular. The indoor units are typically no noisier than a standard domestic fan, but as they do make some noise, consideration should be given to their location.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. How does it work ?

A. For example the Best price mini splits DUO uses a high quality compressor and environmentally friendly “green” refrigerant to cool your home, and an innovative heat pump technology to keep your interiors warm in cold weather. The near silent operation is made possible by installing the compressor outside your home or office . The air handler (indoor AC unit) in your dwelling is designed for ideal climate control, allowing you to cool or heat or dehumidify your interiors. You can conveniently adjust the fan speed, air flow direction, and oscillating louvers via remote control, or simply set the 24 hour timer for care free operation.

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Q. How will it look in my home or office ?

A. he Best price mini splits DUO is an amenity that has been designed to blend harmoniously with your home and office interiors. These high performance, high quality appliances are offered in three beautiful designs. Unlike window mounted air conditioners of yesterday, the Best price mini splits DUO is mounted high up on walls, not in windows, preserving your outdoor views for all to enjoy.Click Here to see some examples .

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Q. How much do they cost to run ?

A. These energy efficient units provide localized cooling and heating for certain parts of your home or office, rather than cooling or heating other areas that are not occupied. This localized climate control enables you to reduce your energy bills. SEER ratings we have is the best standard in industry and mini split AC's are most energy efficient AC's you can ever find.

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Q. Can I put the unit in a Basement, Attic, Garage, Office building ?

A. Depending on various situations. The Best price mini splits DUO can be easily installed anywhere. In all cases, the drain pipe is pitched to the outside. In some cases, a condensate pump may be required.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Instead of installing compressor on the ground or backyard, can I install the compressor on the roof? Can the connection lines go up to the roof, instead going down ?

A. Absolutely Yes. You can install the compressor on the roof or on the ground, would not make any difference. This is why mini splits are so convenient for installations. Check the installation diagram below.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What is the operating range of Best Price mini splits unit ?

A. The unit is rated to work between 19-109°F. <<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Can this be installed by an individual who is certified electrician ?

A. If you decide to install it yourself, will you need vacuums to charge up the lines. you assume that the lines need to be charged up with refrigerant and that it has to be setup by a qualified air conditioning technician correct?. YES. YOU WILL NEED A SET OF GAUGES FOR R410A AND A VACUUM OR JUST CONTACT A HVAC QUALIFIED SERVICE TECH AND PAY BETWEEN $150-$200 FOR A FINAL SET-UP AFTER YOU INSTALL THE UNIT.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Do I have to use a Vacuum ?

A. Vacuuming the lines is essential under any weather conditions. The actual procedure is dehydrating the lines with a vacuum pump. You are taking all the air and moisture out of the lines. There is moisture in any air at any given time, and it will get into any lines that were open. If you don't do this, the system may have a complete failure within weeks of operation.

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Q. If I wanted to run the AC on cooling mode below 60 deg outside, how can I do it without freezing the unit ?

A. Usually people use heat mode below 60 deg, This is only for people who want the cool mode ON even below 60 deg to keep some of their equipment cold in the winter time.
You can add a low Ambience features to the outdoor unit so it does not freeze on cooling mode below 60 deg. Remember the outdoor unit does not freeze on heating mode when the temp outside is below 60 deg.
There are generic kits that can be picked up at local HVAC suppliers that will work. They really need to be installed by qualified HVAC technicians. Supco is one brand of these types of units.
It is installed inside the outdoor unit. It is a circuit board about the
size of a cigarette pack and requires a little creativity to find a spot it
will fit in. It then needs to be wired into the existing electronics of the
unit. They vary from $125-$250 (could be bit higher depending upon where you buy it from). <<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Can the indoor unit be installed upside down ?

A. NO. <<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What is the issue in installing Indoor Unit it upside down ?

A. Unit would not drain properly and water would flow into the unit shorting out controls.

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Q. ABOUT THE BRAND, AMCOR !
A. Best Price MIni Splits, a leading global technology brand, has been manufacturing interior air treatment appliances for over fifty years. The Best price mini splits DUO ductless mini split system is an affordable air treatment amenity that offers energy efficient cooling and heating in a near silent, beautiful wall mounted design. Developed in response to consumer demand for an alternative to costly central air conditioning installation, the Best price mini splits DUO system is a great solution for homes and office environments that do not have the space to run central air ductwork, or require a more affordable, localized cooling and heating system.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Why choose a mini split air conditioner ?

A. A mini split air conditioner is a cost effective choice to central air conditioning. However, it is typically more expensive than a wall or window air conditioner and you need a professional to install it. Since the compressor sits outside the split air conditioner is very quiet and efficient. Since mini splits have no ducts, they avoid the energy losses associated with the ductwork of central forced air systems. Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption for space conditioning, especially if the ducts are in an unconditioned space such as an attic.

Mini split air conditioners are also sometimes easier to install than other types of air conditioning systems. For example, the hook-up between the outdoor and indoor units generally requires only a three inch hole through a wall for the conduit. Also, most manufacturers of this type of system can provide a variety of lengths of connecting conduits. So, if necessary, you can locate the outdoor unit as far away as 50 feet from the indoor evaporator. This makes it possible to cool rooms on the front side of a building or house with the compressor in a more advantageous or inconspicuous place on the outside of the building.

In comparison to other add-on systems, split air conditioners offer more flexibility in interior design options. The indoor air handlers can be suspended from a ceiling, mounted flush into a drop ceiling, or hung on a wall. Floor-standing models are also available. Most indoor units have profiles of about seven inches deep and usually come with sleek, high tech-looking jackets.

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Q. Is this something that I could install myself ?
A. YES AND NO. If you are not sure what you are doing, you will end up installing it incorrectly and thereby will loose the warranty.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Does this operate like regular AC with help of Thermostat ?
A.

THERMOSTAT IS JUST LIKE THE CONVENTIONAL WALL THERMOSTAT THAT TURNS ON FOR COOLING AND HEATING. So once you set the temperature for the room for example 70 deg in AC mode, the compressor outside will run and then will shut off once the room is 70 deg, but the indoor unit will keep running to circulate and clean the air. Once the temp of the room jumps up to 75 deg or example, the compressor outside will turn on again and bring the temp in the room down to 70 deg.

The only time it will turn off is if you shut it off Or have it set on a timer setting.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is outside Best Price mini splits unit a metal or a plastic case ?
A. Metal case as plastic vibrates and make a buzz. It is made of Galvanized enamel coated metal.
ALL SPLIT CONDENSERS ARE 100% WEATHERPROOF.
RAIN, SUN AND SNOW WON'T BOTHER.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Can the distance between indoor and outdoor be more than 25 ft. ?

A.

1. Is it ok to extend it up to 90 ft? YES IT IS.
2. What kind of pipe extensions or what quality do I need? Either solder silver the new copper lines on or flair with a coupling.
3. Where will I get this quality from? home depot? YES, Home depot or any plumbing supply store. <<<GO BACK>>>

Q. What is the copper tubing diameters for all Best Price mini splits units ?
A. 1/4 and 1/2 TUBING FOR 9K & 12K UNITS
3/8 and 5/8 TUBING FOR 18K & 24K UNITS.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Where on the wall should I install the indoor unit and How high ?

A. 4" FROM THE TOP OF THE AIR HANDLER INSIDE AND CEILING IS REQUIRED.

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Q. What if I want the indoor unit installed at a 6 ft high ?
A. IF YOU HAVE NO CHOICE AND WANT TO MOUNT IT LOWER, EFFICINECY WILL BE LOW AND MAY NOT COOL WELL. COLD AIR FALLS AND WARM AIR RISES. So higher the indoor unit, better it will cool the roof.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Can I install indoor unit 2 ft above the floor ?
A. Not recommended but may work ok though. FLOOR MOUNT IS NOT RECOMMENDED IN MINI SPLITS. But you can buy a PTAC instead for such application.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Does Best Price mini splits mini split have air purification capabilities? Air filters ?
A. Yes. Cold catalyst air filter.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Are there controls on the indoor unit itself or only a remote control ?
A. ON THE REMOTE ONLY.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Can the outdoor unit be in the straight line with indoor unit ?
A. Straight between condenser and air handler line is ok .<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What size breaker and gauge wire would you suggest on Best Price mini splits units ?

A. The 24,000 btu unit is rated for a 20 amp breaker, which requires 12 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 18,000 btu unit is rated for a 15 amp breaker, which requires 14 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 12,000 btu unit is rated for a 20 amp breaker, which requires 12 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 9,000 btu unit is rated for a 15 amp breaker, which requires 14 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker) .<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is there only one copper tube or two ?
A. 2 copper lines.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Is the drain line a flexible tube or solid pvc on Best Price mini splits units ?
A. It is Flexible.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Does power need to be run to both Units Indoor & Outdoor Individually ?
A. POWER ONLY TO CONDENSER OUTSIDE UNIT THAN IT FEEDS TO THE
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Q. What Breakers are required for Best Price mini splits units ?
A. The 24,000 btu unit is rated for a 20 amp breaker, which requires 12 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 18,000 btu unit is rated for a 15 amp breaker, which requires 14 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 12,000 btu unit is rated for a 20 amp breaker, which requires 12 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker)
The 9,000 btu unit is rated for a 15 amp breaker, which requires 14 gauge wire at 25’ (distance between outdoor unit and the breaker) .<<<GO BACK>>>
Packaged Terminal AC<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What are Packaged Terminal AC?
A. Packaged terminal air conditioning units, PTACs, are typically selected where individual zones have an outside wall and are conditioned separately with individual occupant control. PTACs are well suited to hotels, motels, nursing homes and apartments. As the name implies, a single package contains all the components of an air-cooled refrigeration and air-handling system in an individual package.
Units are designed for through-the-wall installation, with decorative outdoor grilles as an option. Units are also available with various heating options-electric resistance or hydronic. Other variations include the Packaged Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP).<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How are PTAC better than Central AC ?

A. The initial cost is typically less than a central system adapted for room occupant control.
Building space is conserved since ductwork and mechanical rooms are not needed.
Installation is easy. It's almost a matter of wiring the unit in a hole in the wall.
Old or malfunctioning units may be quickly and easily replaced with a spare chassis.
Numerous control options.
Well-suited to spaces requiring many individual temperature control zones.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Why PTAC not better than Mini Split AC ?

A. The system tends to have higher maintenance costs because of multiple compressors and fans.
Routine service in the occupied space required to change filters and clean coils.
The system is only applicable to perimeter zones.
Noise levels vary considerably and the system is generally too loud for critical applications.
PTAC's are not as energy efficient as Mini Split Ac's.
Humidification, when required, must be supplied by a separate system.

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Through The Wall AC<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What are through the wall AC ?

A. Many traditional air conditioners in homes or other buildings are single rectangular units used to cool an apartment, a house or part of it, or part of a building. Air conditioner units need to have access to the space they are cooling (the inside) and a heat sink; normally outside air is used to cool the condenser section.

For this reason, single unit air conditioners are placed in Where there are no windows through openings in a wall made for the air conditioner. Through-wall units have vents on both the inside and outside, so inside air to be cooled can be blown in and out by a fan in the unit, and outside air can also be blown in and out by another fan to act as the heat sink. The controls are on the inside.

A large house or building may have several such units. Should virtually every room be cooled with its own air conditioning unit, most of the day, it would be less expensive to use central air conditioning, though that may not be physically possible.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Who needs Through the Wall AC ?
A. Wall air conditioners make a difference in your home all summer long. Cool your room down with a wall-mounted air conditioner and you will be surviving the next heat wave with comfort.
A wall air conditioner is perfect for climates that experience hot periods during the summer. When it isn't hot consistently throughout the summer, you don't want to spend unnecessary money on air conditioning for your whole house, which is why an air conditioner wall unit is perfect.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Are Through the Wall AC Units Better than Portable AC ?

A. Of course NOT, portable Ac can also be installed where there are no windows, in fact in portable AC only the hose which is just 5" inches wide need to be vented out through a hole, but for through the wall AC you need to make hole in the wall which can be as big as the entire unit. Portable AC are more energy efficient and less maintenance and no installation cost.

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Portable Air Cooler<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. What is an Air Cooler ?

A. Air cooler is a product that is considered somewhere between an AC and a Fan. They don't blow cold air as much as an AC does, but they blow refreshing cooler air compared to any fan. They do not cool the entire room but blow cool air to your personal area.<<<GO BACK>>>

Q. Is there any difference between Air Cooler & Air Conditioner ?
A. Yes Definitely. Air coolers do not have AC compressors, so there is no way for them to blow cold air. Which is why you have to add ice water or ice cubes or ice packs in the in built water tank of an air cooler. Using this cold energy source it is able to blow cool air into the room. It creates humidity, which is very good for dry summer season. They are very POPULAR for dry and hot weather. Air coolers do not have dehumidifiers but AC does. Air coolers do not cool the entire room but AC does.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. Will the air cooler cool a very small room ?
A. NO, It cools only your personal area. Unlike portable AC's they are not getting rid of the hot air that is in the room already, whereas portable AC's gets rid of heat in the room through exhaust hose and blows cold air into the room as well. Air cooler does not have a compressor so it is not capable enough to blow as much cold air into the room as much as portable AC does. But people who cannot use the exhaust hose or want to save some money or people who have no other option of using an AC opt to buy the air coolers instead. They are very POPULAR for dry and hot weather.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How Heavy are Air coolers ?
A. They are light not heavy between 20 Lbs - 30 Lbs . They are highly portable can be moved from room to room easily.<<<GO BACK>>>
Q. How often do we need to put ice cubes or ice packs in the air cooler water tank ?
A. It hard to say or predict depending upon the current temperature in the room, may be 4-5 times a day.<<<GO BACK>>>

Ductless Mini Split
12000 BTU - 110V 20 Seer
Mini Split A/C Heat Pump System
An Ecobreeze Product
MSRP: $2259.95
YOUR PRICE : $1,098.95
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Ductless Mini Split
18,000 BTU - 220V - 25
Mini Split A/C Heat Pump System
An Ecobreeze Product
MSRP: $2389.99
YOUR PRICE : $928.00
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Ductless Mini Split
Two Zone 24000 BTU - 220V 16 Seer

Ductless Mini Split
9000 BTU - 220V 20 Seer
Ductless Mini Split
18,000 BTU - 220V - 20 Seer
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Two Zone 18000 BTU - 220V 16 Seer

Ductless Mini Split
Three Zone 27000 BTU - 220V 16 Seer
Ductless Mini Split
Three Zone 367000 BTU - 220V 16 Seer

BEST PRICE MINI SPLITS - Hitachi/EcoBreeze 866-474-5061.


How a mini-split air conditioner/heat pump works:
A mini-split air conditioner works the same way that your central air conditioner system works. The brains of the unit is the outside compressor which is a Japanese Hitachi compressor.

The only thing that is ECO-BREEZE about this unit is the inside evaporator which is just a fan blowing room air across the cold coils. This means that this unit is 90% Hitachi with a ECO-BREEZE fan inside.
Lets talk about how a mini-split air conditioner/heat pump works. The outside condenser (made by Hitachi) condenses the Freon into a very thin line inside a copper tube, and that is all the outside condenser does is to condense the Freon into a liquid.

As the Freon leaves the outside Compressor it enters a big half inch diameter copper tube and the Freon changes from a liquid to a gas and gets extremely cold. The cold half inch line, wrapped in insulation, then travels through this copper line from the outside compressor up the side of the wall through a 3.5 inch hole to the inside evaporator unit with the fan. So you need to drill this 3.5 inch hole all the way though the wall.
The inside evaporator unit mounts on a wall onto a thin metal bracket over the 3.5 inch hole so you cannot see the hole from the inside. The evaporator is mounted 4 inches from the ceiling. It is mounted out of your normal line of sight, you really do not notice it unlike a window unit that mounts in the middle of the wall. The biggest inside evaporator unit sticks out from the wall approximately 10 inches, and is 13 inches high and 4 feet wide. Again, you don't really notice it because it is mounted up by the ceiling.

The half inch Freon line enters the inside evaporator where it breaks up into thin copper lines that run across the length of the inside unit. Room air then enters the unit from the top of the inside unit and blows across the thin, cold metal tubes chilling the air which then blows out the bottom front of the unit into the room. There is typically a 19 degree Fahrenheit temperature drop from the air entering the top of the inside unit to the air coming out at the bottom front of the inside unit. Horizontal louvers at the bottom front then fan the air vertically across the room.

The Freon then leaves the inside Evaporator unit via a quarter inch copper line, back through the same 3.5 inch hole back to the outside unit to be re-condensed again and the cycle repeats. The outside compressor then blows hot air outside.
For electricity, a 110volt or 220 volt line is ran from your electrical panel to a quick disconnect box next to the outside compressor. The compressor is then hardwired to that outside quick disconnect box to get its electricity. The inside unit gets its electricity from the outside unit from a wiring harness that runs from the outside to the inside unit through that same 3.5 inch hole. Usually wiring harnesses from the inside and outside units just clip together.

As air passes over the inside evaporator unit's cold copper tubes, the moisture in the air condenses and drips. A collecting device then channels the water back out through though the same 3.5 inch hole to the outside. So obviously as it cools, it is removing moisture from the air acting as a dehumidifier.

Outside, it is best to place a 4 inch wide vertical metal cover over the copper tubes, wire harness, and drain line to make it look better. The cover would run from the 3.5 inch hole down to the ground where your outside condenser unit is.

The outside condenser unit can either be mounted onto a concrete pad or pressure treated logs on the ground, or a L-Bracket mounted on the side of the building or mounted on the roof.

Can an individual install these? We recommend you get a licensed installer by posting a job on www.Craigslist.com which is usually free or $25 in some major metro areas. State in your ad, that you want to see their license and that they have to have prior experience installing mini-split air conditioners although it is not necessary. We do have many individuals install these themselves and the worst thing that I hear is they lost their Freon and now have to call a licensed installer to finish the job because only licensed installers can buy Freon. Normally you can get someone to run the electrical and install the unit for $500 if you post the job on Craigslist. Compare this to the normal retail price have an electrical contractor install one for $3000 to $4000. You can save more than 50% If you buy the unit from us for $700-$1000 and add the $500 installation for a $1200 to $1700 total.

The installers might charge you $30/pound for the R410A Freon but it only costs them about $6/pound. Expect some markup though. The compressor comes precharged with plenty of R410A Freon for both the lines and the unit without adding extra Freon if using about 15 feet of line.

When dirty, the filter can be rinsed with water and reinstalled.
This unit works as a great heater also. All it does to heat is to reverse the direction of the Freon. During air conditioning mode, cold air is blown inside and hot air is blown outside. During heat mode, heated air is blown inside and cold air is blown outside.


Some of the controls on the remote control are power on/off, Set temperature +/-, fan speed, louver on/off, and a mode button to change from air conditioning to heat to fan only.

Normally most name-brand air conditioners come with a 1-year warranty. One internet seller is advertising a longer warranty but every 6 months, he shuts down his website and starts a new one. Beware of this.

Basically all minisplits are made by 5 different assembly factories that purchase their parts from the same two suppliers plus the Japanese name branded compressor. This is why all minisplits look the same with different face plates only. What we do is to sell you this same unit cheaper than anyone else because of our lower overhead. We sell the minisplit units direct to the public cheaper than the installers can buy them at wholesale prices.

The units are shipped by common carrier to your doorstep. We usually use Saia, UPS Freight or Fed-Ex Freight to ship you your unit. Most of the major metro area can receive our units in 1 to 3 business days from our Dallas, Texas warehouse. For rural areas it could take an additional 1 to 3 days.

The advantage of a minisplit systems over a window unit is the window unit is much louder because the compressor is not outside but inside the window unit. The window AC unit also mounts in a window which is usually in the middle of the wall creating and eye sore. Window units are also 10 Seer and Mini-split units are 13 Seer, so the minisplits use 30% less electricity than the window units. Minisplit/Heat Pump units also heat as well as cool. To change you simply push the mode button on the remote.

Usually Minisplit systems are added when converting garages because you cannot take ducting from the house's central air system or the house will be too hot. Also the converted garage is going to be a bedroom, family room or game room, and a window unit is so loud that you cannot enjoy yourself. Also you have to cut a huge hole in the wall for a window unit and only a 3.5 inch diameter hold for the minisplit.

The minisplits are also used in Cabanas, bath houses, added dens or to old houses that have no room for the ductwork that is required for central air units. Solution is to again use a minisplit AC system for the best low-priced fuel efficient alternative. Some houses have central air systems that will not cool the house down to the desired 72F when it is 105F outside. The best solution is to add a 24,000 BTU to give you additional cooling power and only turn it on when you need it.

Usually the outside compressor and inside evaporator are obviously then mounted on opposite sides of the wall very close to one another.

The high seer minisplit units such as 20-seer use inverter technology to use even less electricity than the standard 30-Seer units. The 20-Seer units are also more expensive though. It might take a few years before your energy savings exceed the extra price that you paid for the unit though.

Multiroom units can come as 2-1 or 3-1 are very expensive. It is cheaper to buy 2 full units then it is to buy one two room unit.


Buy EcoBreeze and get Hitachi quality, save 50% to 70% on the cost of the unit and installation and 30% on your air conditioning bill.