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In Reply to: RE: Mini split air conditioner noise level ? posted by AbeCollins on June 16, 2017 at 09:04:38
I installed a Fujitsu Halcyon about 18 months ago for my office. The room is about 500 sq ft and the unit is a 12,000 BTU model. My AC guy thought that a 9,000 BTU model would be enough, but I wanted to be sure.
These Fujitsus are so energy efficient at 29 SEER that I seriously never even notice much increase in the power bill at all even during the summer when I run the AC in the afternoons. But, to get the most efficiency, you need the 240 volt models. I have mine programmed to go on at 6AM to heat up the office and shut down at 10:30AM. Then, I'll kick it into AC mode now and then in the afternoon.
As far as noise, it's nearly silent. Even the outdoor unit has just a slight fan noise, nothing like a normal forced air AC unit. The only time you might hear the indoor unit is when you just turn it on and it's already 90 degrees inside. Once it gets the temperature down which is amazingly fast, I don't hear it at all.
Oh, if your listening room and garage are close together or adjoining, you can go to an 18,000 BTU compressor and mount two head units off of it and control each unit separately.
Must be nice to only run the AC in the afternoon. Here in Dallas, it's 7:40 AM, it's already 79, and the AC is running.
Same here in New Orleans. The lows in summer are like 80 degree. AC runs all summer. We have a programmable thermostat that turns it down for sleeping and then up 3 degrees for day time. The humidity here is stupid. Our air is like soup in the summer.
Have you been to Houston?
Other than being on the gulf, I'm still not sure why that city exists.
I have spent lots of time in Houston. I have probably spent 3-4 years of my life there living in extended stay hotels working on projects that lasted 3-9 months.
Houston and New Orleans have similar weather. Actually, New Orleans gets most of the same weather patterns as Houston a day later.
We get some pretty hot days in the Denver area as well but the humidity is very low... unless it's about to rain.
It generally cools down at night and into early morning so we open the windows until about 9 a.m. when I shut everything and close the blinds. My wife complains that it's like living in a dark cave but she can't seem to understand that the bright light from the sun shining down in the rooms heats things up. We turn ON the AC in the afternoon.
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