Mini Split selection
I know this has been a well documented discussion on here. Yet here I am continuing it. I am close to making the final mini split unit selections for my house. I’m looking for advice on comparing three specific models. Let me know if I should be looking at others?
As background information, I am in Chicago and will be using two 1-Ton units to heat/cool my house + wood burning stove. House will have R 33 walls and R 50 roof. 2,100sf two story.
The unit I am currently considering is the LG – 9k BTU Art Cool Premier LGRED – 27.5 SEER (LA090HYV1 + LAN090HYV1). Here are some quick specs. BTU heating range = 1,023 – 20,472 btu. BTU Cooling range = 1,023 – 12,966. It has operation down to -13°F. A base pan heater is also included.
The other two units I am looking at are often reference on this site. The Mitsubishi 12k (MUZFH12NA + MSZFH12NA) and the Fujitsu 9k (ASU9RLS3Y + AOU9RLS3H). The fujitsu has a far better SEER at 33 compared to the 26.1 of the Mistubishi. The BTU ranges are similar. Mitsubishi is 3,700 – 21,000. The Fujitsu is 3,100 – 22,000. Fujitsu has a base pan heater. It’s unclear if one comes standard with Mitsubishi. The price point for these two units are similar.
The only reason that I’m leaning towards the LG is that the specs appear to be comparable but with a significant cost savings. What am I missing here? Quality / Performance?
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