Choosing a Portable Heat Pump
Recommendation on portable heat pumps?
I’m looking to heat a few small workshop spaces that are detached (in a garage & in a barn). I do have a Mr. Buddy and one of those “jet engine” heaters but I’d like to get away from the Dinosaur Juice 🙂 Also, I’ve no need to heat when it’s a January blizzard here in Wisconsin — but down to 32F ambient would be ideal.
There’s 1 portable that just came out with an inverter, and it’s really tempting: Midea/Toshiba Duo Smart 14K (model# MAP14HS1TBL/RAC-PT1411HWRU). It uses R32 refrigerant. Sadly, it’s still a typical 40F ambient shutoff. Manual with details: https://images.thdstatic.com/catalog/pdfImages/4a/4a3ff6f0-a7df-44a9-9b6f-68b46da1f56a.pdf
Another inverter portable mentioned on GBA that uses R410a was Climax Air’s VS12 but sadly it only cools 🙁
40F ambient is still the cutoff for portables??
I realize 32F ambient means the condenser will need to be defrosted but I’d assumed there was a manufacturer now making (in 2021) portables that could do a defrost cycle …
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