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    • Hfranco2018
    • By Hfranco2018 9th May 18, 6:12 PM
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    Tips to Get Big Savings from Mini-Splits
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    • 9th May 18, 6:12 PM
    Tips to Get Big Savings from Mini-Splits 9th May 18 at 6:12 PM
    With a mini-split heat pump, you can reduce your heating and cooling bills by as much as 30%.

    By transferring heat – rather than generating it –mini-splits are highly efficient for heating and cooling. Plus, they avoid energy losses associated with traditional ducted systems.

    To get the most savings, it is important to properly operate and maintain your system. Here are some tips.

    Know when to heat with your mini-splits

    When a mini-split system is installed, your existing heating system will usually be left in place as a backup. In most cases, mini-splits will be the more efficient heat source. But depending on fuel costs and outdoor temperature.

    Electricity – Heat with mini-splits as your primary source
    Propane – Heat with mini-splits as your primary source
    Oil – If it’s 25 degrees or warmer outside, heat with mini-splits

    Set your comfort, not the temperature

    Because the temperature sensor on the mini-split unit is closer to the ceiling where the air is warmer, you’ll find that setting the temperature a little higher than you’re used to will deliver the comfort you want.

    Don’t touch that dial

    In addition to your setting your desired temperature, keep the fan set to AUTO and the unit set to HEAT in the winter and COOL in the summer. This lets the mini-splits operate on “cruise control” – only powering up when necessary, maximizing efficiency.

    Go with the flow

    Heat up and cool down? Think the opposite. Direct warm air downward when heating and direct cool air upward when cooling. This will help circulate conditioned air throughout the room.

    Maintenance

    If your mini-split system is not properly maintained, it could use up to 25% more energy. Regularly clean the air filters. Keep leaves, debris, snow, and ice away from the outdoor unit. Have a professional service your system every year or two.
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    • Flt. Lt. Biggles
    • By Flt. Lt. Biggles 10th May 18, 11:57 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:57 AM
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    • 10th May 18, 11:57 AM
    We save up to 45% with ours, and have never cleaned the filters yet.

    Sounds like we need to clean the filters and save lots more

    Thank you!
    • FreeBear
    • By FreeBear 10th May 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 1:41 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 1:41 PM
    Know when to heat with your mini-splits

    Oil – If it’s 25 degrees or warmer outside, heat with mini-splits
    Originally posted by Hfranco2018
    If it is 25°C outside, why on earth would one want to be putting the heating on.
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    • Cardew
    • By Cardew 10th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:04 PM
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    • 10th May 18, 2:04 PM
    If it is 25°C outside, why on earth would one want to be putting the heating on.
    Originally posted by FreeBear
    I believe the poster is from the USA and thus will be talking about 25F not 25C.
    • RobertJr
    • By RobertJr 22nd May 18, 5:11 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 5:11 AM
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    • 22nd May 18, 5:11 AM
    We save up to 45% with ours, and have never cleaned the filters yet.

    Sounds like we need to clean the filters and save lots more

    Thank you!
    Originally posted by Flt. Lt. Biggles
    To take advantage of all the benefits your ductless mini split offers, you need to give your system regular attention. This isn’t an overwhelming job. It just needs to be consistent. You can do some the maintenance yourself, but you’ll probably want to ensure much of the job to your HVAC-system professional. A ductless mini split is a sizable investment.
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