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Mini split advice

#250095 by GoNavy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:22 am

Getting quotes on putting a Mitsubishi split air system in the workshop/garage, one head unit in the shop 12k and 9k for the garage side (probably seldom get used). His first quote was for a 24k outdoor condenser and two 12k heads. Seemed a little much, bigger then what I have for the house (den and sunroom) so we scaled back to 20k with a 12k and 9k heads. But my house has a 20k OD with a 15k and 9k heads. So I mentioned this and he said if we get the 24k unit we could do the swap for $600 and use my old house unit for the garage. My it worth swapping these outdoor units ?
all the stuff for my house have already been three years old. Really on the fence, not sure if the swap would make a noticeable difference..getting another 20k for the garage and not swapping would result in about $1000 (smaller unit, no swap charge) lower price tag.

house has a mxz 2b20na2 with head units msz ge15na and msz ge09na
proposed swap unit mxz 3c24na2
garage will have head units msz gl12na and msz gl09na, if I don't swap scaled back outdoor unit would be mxz 2c20na2

comments please...thanks

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Re: Mini split advice

#250108 by rcplaneguy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:48 pm

One thing I wanted from my Mitsubishi mini split unit was WiFi control. Very handy and saves quite a bit of cash. I got a two ton unit for my separate garage which is 28’x24’ with 16 foot high ceiling.

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Re: Mini split advice

#250133 by number3456 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:01 pm

$12,500 was what I was quoted for 2 units for my 24 x 42 shop / garage. Still waiting for them to get back to me on cost for 2 head and one unit. Quite a bit pricier than I was expecting.


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Re: Mini split advice

#250138 by ChrisNeilan » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:03 pm

I just had four heads installed. Three off one pump, with the capacity for a fourth, one on its own head at the other end of the house. 12000 total. I ran my own electric. Best investment ever. My installer did not recomend puttiing one in the shop due to sawdust issues.


Chris Neilan

Shopsmith Mark 7, Shopsmith Mark V 1982, shortened, Shopsmith 10 ER; Craftsman table saw (1964); Powermatic 3520B lathe

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Re: Mini split advice

#250141 by GoNavy » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:42 pm

Wow crazy estimates, wouldn't do it for that kind of money. I have a small shop less then 400 sq ft and the garage is separate with normal door leading to the shop (have to go thru garage to get to shop) also around 400 sq ft. I have very good dust collection, have too with COPD, so don't think it will be a problem with the split air, also why I need the split air, can't deal with the heat or cold for that matter, this is a must have deal. For the 20k outdoor with the 12k head (for shop side) and 9k head for the garage (probably won't get used very often) was 4295.66 plus tax seems reasonable, getting installed next Friday. Decided not to get the bigger unit and swap it with the house, the extra $1000 bucks just didn't seem justifiable. Well update how it works out

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