Directing Minisplit Air Flow with a Ceiling Fan
This website has been a fantastic resource for my remodel, but I’ve searched these and other forums for the past few months and have been unable to find a good answer. I’ve also talked to about 5 contractors who have provided different solutions and figured I’d throw the question to you folks to see what you think.
Info: Am installing an 18K mini split will unit (and removing the window unit) to cool down a first floor in a 1920s rowhouse in a very hot/humid Zone 4A location. Attached is a picture with my current plan (looking South to North, from Sunroom to Living Room). The first floor is an open floor plan. It is about 40 feet long and 15 feet wide. The mini split location is constrained due to brick party walls shared with neighbors and few exterior-facing walls. I’ve looked into a variety of options and I’m pretty confident I want to stick to a mini split wall unit (of course, I’m open to feedback on that front if a bad decision).
Question: If I can place a ceiling fan in the room the mini split is located in, will I be able to get cold air across the entire open floor plan even though the mini split’s air flow is directed at the opposite wall? Or do I need to reconsider this placement since the air flow (either from the split’s internal fan and/or the ceiling fan) will not be powerful enough to push the cold air across the entire floor?
Thanks again for this awesome website and any help you can offer!
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