A counter-intuitive minisplit situation
I am looking to install a single ductless mini-split system in the 2,000 cubic foot, 3rd-floor master bedroom of an Utah ski condominium (which is @ 8200 ft and climate zone 6) for COOLING. The unit has two gas-fired, forced-air furnaces that takes care of the heating, but in the summer the heat from solar gain makes the top-floor, cathedral-ceiling bedroom too warm, even with the windows open and fans going. The units were built in the 1980s without A/C, and there is no room to install a return-register duct to the 3rd floor to add AC to the forced air system. Given that the summer evenings are cool @ 8200 ft, I am assuming the mini-split should have no trouble cooling the space. The run for the refrigerant from the compressor to the head unit will be about 40 feet. I would very much like some expert input on what I need to keep in mind as I begin reaching out to local HVAC companies that install mini-split systems. Thanks in advance!
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