Concealed duct minisplit questions
Is there any reason I couldn’t install a concealed duct type unit, at least temporarily, without any ducts? I saw a diagram of a suggested installation, and it looked basically like they just enclosed the thing in a bulkhead; maybe there was a “duct”, but it couldn’t have been more than 6 inches long. Reason for asking is that I am 90% sure I will end up needing ducted a/c into my bedrooms, but I’m pressed for time getting the ducts installed and would like to get the minisplit installed, and hey if it does a reasonable job of cooling the whole upstairs with just open doors, maybe I’ll leave it without ducts.
Second question: The cooling load is below 9kBTU, but the 9k model has been in “pre order” status for months, while the 12k model is on sale for the same price as the 9k and ready to ship. The 12k model has a slightly lower SEER/EER (22.5/12.5 vs 25/14.5). Would you wait for the 9k or just order the 12k?
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