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Mini-split placement

Shakeyfly | Posted in General Questions on


I’m looking at installing a minisplit in our family room. Our family room has 20 foot ceilings, with a loft area. So the downstairs i about 20 15 with a loft that is 10×15 above it.

We received conflicting recommendations on minisplit installation locations. One said to place it up high in the loft to cool the hot air up high and that would in turn pull the hot air from downstairs up, and with the ceiling fan would allow great circulation. The other is saying to place it almost mid level of the room about 10′ of the floor so right at the loft level.

Where should we have it installed?


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  1. STEPHEN SHEEHY | | #1

    Wherever you put it, make sure it is easily accessible for filter cleaning. You don't want to be dragging a 24 foot ladder into the house if you can help it.

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    Dana Dorsett | | #2

    Are you using it primarily for cooing or for heating?

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