Air Conditioner for Studio
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  Re: RE: Air Conditioner for Studio by fredhargis (A mini split would b...)
Seems to me like a small space for mini-split, but I'm not an HVAC expert.

My studio is 14x16 I have an 8000BTU LG window unit that has been there for almost 10 yrs.

I would go for another unit to replace the one you have.  I wouldn't even be afraid of buying the exact same unit to fit back in.
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#18
  Re: Air Conditioner for Studio by BrokenOlMarine (When we bought the n...)
They are coming out to install one in each shop later this month.
The company worked up a good estimate for both, and the brand they are offering has good reviews including rave reviews from two people I know.
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  Re: RE: Air Conditioner for Studio by BrokenOlMarine (They are coming out ...)
(10-14-2020, 06:48 PM)BrokenOlMarine Wrote: They are coming out to install one in each shop later this month.
The company worked up a good estimate for both, and the brand they are offering has good reviews including rave reviews from two people I know.

What did they recommend?
I see a lot of Mitsubishis, Panasonics, Fujitsus and Daikins. More Mitsubishis and Panasonics than anything.
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Come to think of it, we used Bq/m^3 not pCi/l.  100Bq/m^3 is 2.7pCi/l. So several hundred Bq/m^2 is a whole lot different that several hundred pCi/l.

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#20
  Re: Air Conditioner for Studio by BrokenOlMarine (When we bought the n...)
I agree with Robert. For the size you need, I don't see an advantage of the cost of a mini split over a window unit or a zoneline for your building.

Unless you get a named brand such as Mitsubishi, the technician can have a hard time repairing the unit should it break down. There can be 3-4 control boards and a multitude of sensors driving DC operated motors and the compressor and without a diagnostic book, it can be impossible to narrow the problem down. Many brands tell the tech to just replace all the boards costing a lot of money. Mitsubishi has great tech support and training classes.

For my office, a separate 14x14 metal building, I installed two Fedders brand window air conditioners in a large framed hole in the wall. I sized the hole in case newer units in the future might be bigger.
One unit is set at 74*, the other at 77*. If one should fail, the other will start up and keep the office from getting too hot. Every year I swap them by reversing them as to not wear one out too quickly.
At times, when we get to 105*+ outside and very humid, I may have to run both of them 1* apart to keep it cool. They are each 6k btu's.
They have been running since 2011. One has just started to fail a few months ago.

I like having a backup unit and the capacity to cool it on the hottest of days.

The other ac I would suggest is the GE Zoneline. You'll need a larger hole in the wall (I think 42-1/8" x 16-1/8"). If the unit fails or gets old, just slip a new one in the old case- they all remain the same physical size.

Either can be elect heat or heat pump.
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#21
  Re: RE: Air Conditioner for Studio by daddo (I agree with Robert....)
(10-15-2020, 11:30 PM)daddo Wrote: ...

 The other ac I would suggest is the GE Zoneline.  

This is what I had (referred to above)
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  Re: Air Conditioner for Studio by BrokenOlMarine (When we bought the n...)
Not sure about the other mini split manufactures but a nice thing about mitsubishi is they don't hide anything. There website, mylinkdrive, is great.

https://mylinkdrive.com/USA
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