Siting Minisplit Condenser Unit
I had planned to mount my MRCOOL 27k multi-zone condenser unit facing North, on the East side of the house. After advice stating that I would need to watch for ice in the base pan, I now wonder if it would be better to situate the condenser on the West side of the house, facing South. It will be protected both on the North and East sides by the house; it will also have a Diversitech roof. The warmth of the sun will only really affect the unit in the late afternoon, but might that be a bonus for preventing ice? Also, since we only use air conditioning for 3-5 days of the entire year, I can’t imagine we would need to worry about overheating (which seems to be the concern with placing it on the South side of the home).
This placement will also involve longer line set runs, but the MRCOOL allows for 197′ in total, 75′ per line set, plenty of room for my configuration; and, as a bonus, may minimize the vibration noise that so many mention.
Will my plan work?
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