Electric consumption of ductless minisplit system during non-operational mode
I am currently in market to install a ductless Mini Split system in my house. I live in Pennsylvania zip code of 15904. It will be a four-zone system to be placed into four different rooms at cost of $12k. A Nate-certified HVAC specialist will be responsible for this install.
Most likely, it’s going to be Mitsubishi brand. Here is the detail of the unit.
Mitsubishi Electric MXZ-4C36NA2-U1 Heat Pump 36,720 BTUs Cooling 15,436 BTUs Heating 19.2 SEER, 9.4 EER, 11 HSPF 12 Year Parts Warranty 12 Year Compressor Warranty Indoor Unit Selections Bedroom #1 Wall-Mounted MSZ-GL09NA-U1 8,028 BTUs Cooling 4,225 BTUs Heating Kitchen Wall-Mounted MSZ-GL12NA-U1 10,785 BTUs Cooling 5,519 BTUs Heating Bedroom #2 Wall-Mounted MSZ-GL06NA-U1 5,372 BTUs Cooling 2,845 BTUs Heating Bedroom #3 Wall-Mounted MSZ-GL06NA-U1 5,396 BTUs Cooling 2,845 BTUs Heating.
Total: $11,952 Estimated Payment: $498.00 Payment: /mo – Project Loan – 24 Months
My concern is the power consumption of this unit when its not needed during the cold long eight months of Oct-Nov-Dec-Jan-Feb-Mar-Apri-May.
I need only to cool my house only in summer four months of June-Jul-Aug-Sept. I am very concerned about monthly electric bills during non-system usage since it has to be continuously functioning throughout the year. This is regardless of whether you are using it or not.
Obviously, this is a concern. I feel, this amount of money paid toward electricity bill used during the 8-months of non-use is not anything closest to energy efficiently we all strive to achieve.
During winter, my house is heated efficiency at low affordable cost using a gas-powered boiler that heats the whole house through water-based Hot Water Radiator Fins. Please, advise me on what other alternative options I have.
Still though, I badly need a cooling system in summer because the hot weather is unbearable. If I had the option to turn off this system, it would be a money saving move. On other hand, if I were to install a window AC,I will have the opii to switch it off during the time its not needed. I am really confused and need advise from you pros.
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