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Hiding a Wall-Mounted Minisplit vs. Installing Floor Console Unit

Jay Thomas | Posted in General Questions on

Hi there,

I know mini split appearances come up a lot – personally I like the appearance — but I am planning to add a window in the spot where I have it now.

We primarily use the mini split for heating. With the heat pump water heater running and the top floor AC running, there is very little AC load in this spot – so I’m really only worried about heating load. (After insulation upgrades and air sealing!)

Moving it down – below the window – seems like a good idea – but I’d like to cover it so the kids don’t trample on it.

I know a lot of people like mini splits low – does low mount in a cabinet with appropriate clearances and ventilation make sense? Or am I better off replacing this with a floor console unit, and then potentially covering the floor console?

Thanks,
Jay

Some inspiration from these articles:

https://www.proremodeler.com/5-ways-hide-mini-split
https://www.buildinggreen.com/blog/7-tips-get-more-mini-split-heat-pumps-colder-climates

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    Peter Engle | | #1

    If you are moving it down to near floor level, a floor unit unit would be a better choice than covering the standard wall head with a radiator cover or similar structure. You want to minimize any interference with airflow.

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