I had a brand new ductless mini split installed into my kitchen today.
I am extremely happy with how it looks and performs.
The HVAC contractor did a fantastic job with the process. He worked on it from 9 o’clock in the morning until 4 o’clock in the afternoon. He left no mess, debris or damage behind. The outdoor unit sits on a pad of cement in the garden and is whisper-quiet. The indoor air handler is very slim, compact and housed in a sleek, modern-looking black casing. The two units are connected through a conduit that is tucked into a very unobtrusive white housing that blends nicely with the vinyl siding on the house. The unit provides both heating and cooling and also offers a fan-only setting and dehumidification capabilities. I can set it on cooling, heating or allow the system to automatically switch according to the outside temperature. The mini-split requires very little maintenance. Approximately every six months I need to wash the filter. Every year I am supposed to schedule professional upkeep. I am amazed by how powerful the system is. Within a couple of minutes, it has the entire kitchen area cooled down. It’s easy to make adjustments through the cordless remote. There are all sorts of options. I can even alter placement of the louvres within the unit to direct the air to specific spots. I also have an app on my phone that allows me to access the system from virtually anywhere. The purchase and installation of the unit cost me a total of $4500. In my opinion it is totally worth it.