Disappointing phantom load on 27.2 SEER Fujitsu 9RLS2 minisplit
Looking for anyone with measurements of their mini-splits phantom and idle wattage use.
My newly installed 9RLS2 is using 80 watts, both when off and on but not running.
Other measurements while operating have been in spec range and are fairly impressive.
So I take it that SEER and HSPF ratings must not effectively measure/include phantom or idle loads. Heck just the fan at full speed uses only 25 watts
Kinda disappointed this thing will suck 2Kwh a day when not in use or during half days say when it only runs part of the day (night cold or noon heat) which hitting the breaker to kill the unit completely is not user friendly. On those days with little heat need, that 2Kwh could better go to a old inefficient resistance heater.
It feels like this is an oversight somehow.
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