Cold-Climate Minisplit Recommendations
Hi friends, I’d like suggestions on make/model of minisplit for a house currently under construction. The owner is a retired widow with limited funds and income.
Location and Climate: Livingston, MT 6700 – 8600 HDD, 260 CDD. Design temp is -14 degrees. Very dry climate and windy (winter)
House: 1182 sqft exterior, 1015 sqft interior, Zero Energy type, R-30/44/60, U-.23 Vinyl casement windows (curtains to be added), air tight, Manual J is at 14k. Floor plan is open, single story with unheated, insulated basement. Attached greenhouse (south side) is thermally isolated from the house.
Ventilation: range hood to ext., 2 speed Panasonic bath fan for ventilation.
Heating: preferred system is a single head mounted in the Kit/Din/LR area with some electric resistance in the bathroom.
We have experienced Fujitsu and Mitsubishi dealers in the area with the usual attitudes about sizing, etc.
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