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    best mini split hvac

    i am looking for a ductless min-split for my kitchen addition (384 sq ft) i am looking at sanyo, carrier and mr slim - i want something quite and as trouble free as possible

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    Don't forget Fujitsu Halcyon. They have a true DC variable speed compressor. What's nice is it only operates at the capacity needed rather than be all or nothing.

    I wish more larger residential brands like Trane would ditch them POS twin compressor designs like they use in the XL19i and get a more efficient DC variable speed design. Trane had one almost 20 years ago, slightly ahead of it's time and then gave up on the idea.
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    LG

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    Sanyo or Mr Slim, they are DEAD QUITE, the only way to know there running is to feel the air blowing on you
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    Concentrate on who's putting it in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntly View Post
    Concentrate on who's putting it in.
    I second that suggestion.

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    Mr. Slim gets my vote, factory training comes by our area for 2 days a year. Most companies do not offer this. Very quiet. Something that works. Like anything else, a poor install can kill any system.

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    Fujitsu mitishubshi sanyo

    would be my choices

    I've installed many splits in 20+ yrs

    those three have had the least problems and all are quiet.

    I'd recomend as gruntly said choose a good installing company 1st
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    I've done a few Fujitsu's and I gotta say they're great. Its teh Inverter Technology that makes'em more efficient than most. Its not the ON cycle full blast til temp is reached. It uses what it has to and possibly runs very low if needed.
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    have installed a few carrier , sanyos and fujitsu and hands down the fujitsus are the best. Just finished a multi circuit install in our office cant even tell theyre running except that is nice and cool in here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruntly View Post
    Concentrate on who's putting it in.
    I agree. Was working with a install guy, I was there to do the electrical hookup and such, turned around to get the vacuum pump and before I got back he had already opened the service valves. Have since quit that company and have started my own.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al_hvac View Post
    I agree. Was working with a install guy, I was there to do the electrical hookup and such, turned around to get the vacuum pump and before I got back he had already opened the service valves. Have since quit that company and have started my own.
    I saw a YouTube video of a DIY mini-spit installation. Toward the end, after the line set was installed the instructions were to "open the service valves and depress the service valves for 4 seconds"

    presumably to let any moisture out of the system
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    Daikin

    Daikin seems to always have equipment in stock and have great customer service.
    They also offer training and have some very quiet equipment.
    I have installed them and they are very quiet.
    Variable speed indoor and out.

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