Its Cold! Will a mini split work for me?!

Mini splits, or ductless mini-split air conditioning systems, are designed to work efficiently in a wide range of temperatures, including sub-zero temperatures. However, their performance can be influenced by various factors, and it’s essential to consider certain aspects:

  1. System Specifications: Some mini splits are specifically designed for cold climates and come with features like low-temperature operation. Make sure to choose a system that is suitable for the temperature range in your area.
  2. Heating Capacity: Mini splits function as both air conditioners and heaters. Check the heating capacity of the system to ensure it can meet your needs in sub-zero temperatures.
  3. Insulation and Home Design: The insulation of your home and its design play a crucial role in the system’s efficiency. Well-insulated homes are easier to heat and cool, making it easier for the mini split to maintain a comfortable temperature.
  4. Brand and Model: Different brands and models may have varying performance levels in extreme temperatures. It’s advisable to research and choose a reputable brand known for its performance in cold climates.
  5. Installation Quality: Proper installation is critical for the optimal performance of a mini split. Ensure that the installation is done by a qualified professional who follows the manufacturer’s guidelines.
  6. Regular Maintenance: Like any HVAC system, regular maintenance is essential for optimal performance. Keep the filters clean, check for refrigerant leaks, and ensure all components are in good working condition.

While mini splits can generally operate in sub-zero temperatures, it’s crucial to consult the specific product specifications and consider the factors mentioned above for the best performance. If you live in an extremely cold climate, you might want to explore models designed specifically for such conditions or consider supplemental heating options for extreme cold periods.

What mini splits do we offer that are rated down to a sub zero degree range?

We offer several different brands, and different series units within those brands. The most efficient mini split we offer is a Rheem/RUUD 9,000 BTU 33 SEER unit. This unit is rated down to -15 degrees before it begins to lose efficiency.

Additionally, we are proud to offer MrCool Olympus mini splits systems. These are 25+ seer, and rated down to -13 degrees.

We believe these two brands are some of the best mini splits available on the market. Their warranty is solid, and customer support is superb. And, arguably, most important, their price point is fair.