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Anyone have experience with ductless AC/mini split?

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Feb 10, 2017
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Anyone have experience with ductless AC/mini split?

Hi RFD,

I'm looking to install ductless AC in my home, which does not have central ducts (in Toronto). I'm looking for 3 interior heads for 3 bedrooms, which I think one blower/fan exterior unit should be sufficient. I don't think there is much installation work as all three rooms are directly above each other, facing the same direction so the piping can be run along the exterior call.

Does anyone have an idea of how much a rig like this would run? I can't even find pricing on the units let alone with labour.
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Apr 6, 2008
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They are pricey...depending on whether you want strictly cooling or cooling + heat (heat pump). Heat pump is like a few hundred more. I would think you would be in the ballpark of 12-15 grand all in but depends on models, efficiency, brands etc. Call around and get some quotes. I put in a furnace and ductless AC/HP in the upper finished attic with only one head and it was about 9000, and furnace was 4000 of that. This was probably 10 years ago.
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We had a Mr. Slim on a top floor of our rental and it was very good in both the summer and winter (it had both AC and heat).
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I had a Mr Slim put in for about $3600 installed. The shame is, in asia the exact same model is hundreds, not thousands.
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I was looking at 2 units for two bedrooms, and damn they are expensive, quoted $9000. Haven't done it yet. I'm planning on going the ghetto route of getting a portable a/c unit and just using it for 2-3 months during the summer out the window.
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aquariaguy wrote: I was looking at 2 units for two bedrooms, and damn they are expensive, quoted $9000. Haven't done it yet. I'm planning on going the ghetto route of getting a portable a/c unit and just using it for 2-3 months during the summer out the window.
9 thou is high, you can get by with 2 smaller units for bedrooms....pre-charged so no flaring nuts, no hvac guy required. Power supply might be dificult so part of the cost but still....9K when quality smaller mini splits are $1500ea? Might even be suitable for a multi split install?
I intalled a couple of mini splits last year, far more energy efficient than portables they replaced that were spinning the meter.
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Zamboni wrote: 9 thou is high, you can get by with 2 smaller units for bedrooms....pre-charged so no flaring nuts, no hvac guy required. Power supply might be dificult so part of the cost but still....9K when quality smaller mini splits are $1500ea? Might even be suitable for a multi split install?
I intalled a couple of mini splits last year, far more energy efficient than portables they replaced that were spinning the meter.
What would you recommend for 2 small bedrooms? We have central air, just those that one bedroom is facing south-west so gets cooked from 12-6pm.

PM me if you do installs :)
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