Mini split for garage

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Old 09-18-16, 08:22 AM
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Mini split for garage

I want to heat/cool my garage. mini split would obviously be the easiest but i dont want to run it 24/7 i just want to run it when im in there working on my cars.

are the mini splits designed for this?
 
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Old 09-18-16, 12:17 PM
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The mini splits will work for a garage but they are a heat pump system and the heating process is very slow. You will not be able to go out in the cold garage, turn on the split and get instant warmth.
 
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May be you can put a portable heater in the garage for the first 30 minutes.
 
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if its only going to take half hour to warm up to an okay temp 50 ish degrees im fine with that.
i hear they are super efficient and only cost 20$ a month to run. if thats the case ill leave it on 24/7
 
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It's hard to arrive at an estimate as it depends on weather and heat loss.
Garages aren't noted for being well insulated.

If you leave it run 24hrs just set a reasonable recovery time. Recovery could be a few degrees in an hour. After you have the unit you can determine how long to allow.
 
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If you have gas I'd suggest a gas shop heater and a window A/C.
 
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Old 09-23-16, 05:26 AM
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Ductless splits are not created = Make sure you get something that will heat well. The good models will heat to 0 with no capacity loss.
 
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