Arkansasoffgrid wrote: »
Has anyone measured the "standby / idle" power consumption of their units? Also needing input on the wi-fi controlled units in the 12k btu range. Wanting to monitor solar, and adjust minisplit remotely via phone app.
XRinger wrote: »
Solorone, If you don't need much cooling, these things are still great for keeping a very low level of dust and pollen indoors.
You might only use a couple kwh per day, but your air is cleaned all day long. You just need to keep the filter clean.
I clean ours about once a month in the summer time. Takes me 10 min per unit.
They are great for heating! Ours were on about 20 min this morning. Now the sun will keep us warm the rest of the day..
(South facing windows). I'll be glad when we can switch to cooling mode!
Photowhit wrote: »
Well, I've never heard of Thermocore, but While I was looking, I found this Thermocore unit 120 volt 9000btu, 24.5 SEER.
It hasn't been reviewed yet, but their other items seem to have gotten good reviews.
Anawa wrote: »
Ark, not sure what your budget is, but I know from experience that you can buy a 15btu Mitsubishi MZ heat pump (with full warranty from Home Depot) for about $1,700, install it for another $300, 25' line set another $150', buy the Mhk1 wifi remote controller for about $220, and Redlink internet receiver for another $90. Total around $2,500.
The Mhk1 remote controller has many programmable features, such as, pre-sets for fan, occupied/unoccupied temp settings, and for us off-girders, you can Lockout anyone tampering with the settings (other than simply hiding the remote). The Redlink receiver allows certain operations via phone apps.
Wheelman55 wrote: »
I've been following this thread with much interest. I'm a noob to solar and am in the process of building an off grid residence in Terlingua, TX. It's both hot and cold down there. So a mini split seems like a good solution.
I came across these units while doing some web research. The gentleman that I spoke with at the company says that his units run directly on DC, so will use less electricity due to less efficiency loss.
I would like to get comments from all y'all on them.
Here's a link:
Anawa wrote: »
Dave, stand-by on the WiFi app control for both units. First, gotta get a satellite internet service installed, hopefully in a couple of weeks. I'll follow-up in a few to let you know.
I'm trying to finish construction on my place that we started last summer. As usual, everything done in the boondocks, i.e. off-grid, takes longer than planned, mo' money, and each day usually brings more challenges to deal with. Sometimes it's hard to sort the blessings from the short-comings, but we try.