older mini split system


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Old 03-05-21, 08:00 AM
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older mini split system

I have an unique set up with my mini split that is used for the room over the garage. I have an american standard heat pump outside and an general electric floor mounted unit in the room. The system is still working, I was just curious if anybody has seen this type of setup?
 
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Any pictures? Never seen or even heard of anything like that before is the floor unit a heater? I have seen older wall AC's (near the floor in some places, but not IN the floor) sounds more like a self contained (like a window rattler is) AC/heater with either heat strips (more likely) or reverse cycle AC (AKA Heat-pump).

Maybe a mismatched thing but the mini-splits I have seen will only work with their specific type as they communicate to each other they have many sensors and are more complex then needed (this is why I hate them!)

I'd rather have an old AC with the dials and a full R-22 charge! I got my wish as I found a 12K one near the trash bin it was fine other then a bad LCDI thing (cord was fine!)
 
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Both are Trane products. At least these days.
That’s not really a mini split, more of a remoted fan coil unit.
 
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Ok Thanks for the info Hopefully it works a while longer. I can imagine a replacement system will be expensive.
 
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A basic mini split heat pump system could replace that.
The major difference is your unit sits on the floor and the air comes out of the top.
A mini split sends air out towards the upper front. It's usually mounted higher up on the wall.
 
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Old 03-16-21, 10:09 AM
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The larger mini-split manufacturers do now have floor-mount units.




Your setup is obviously on the older side... but if it's still working, why change it? I'm sure you'd get a bit more efficiency in a new setup, but probably not enough to make it worth replacing it just for the efficiency.
 
 

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