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Old 08-12-2013, 06:28 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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I am looking for a multi-zone mini split AC system installation? Any recommendations? My regular AC people aren't any help.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:07 AM
 
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OK, so I haven't dealt with them here in the US, but I lived in Saudi Arabia and also Qatar and Kuwait for a total of three years and I saw many such systems. Most I recall were either Mitsubishi Mr Slim or oa system made by LG. Both brands did a really great job of pumping out the cold air and doing so quietly...in arguably the worst heat you could imagine. Very high reliability. I would suggest you seek out their product websites and find authorized dealers in your area. Good luck.
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Old 08-13-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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We're about to install one on our third floor. We got estimates from a few companies, but I think we're going with Pinnacle Aire (210-722-7231).
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Old 08-13-2013, 03:16 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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The Mitsubishi brand is EXCELLENT. We had in Okinawa and VERY efficient! Worked for both cooling AND in a very humid place (vs the desert review from the middle east use above).
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Old 08-14-2013, 10:10 AM
 
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I converted my garage into a gameroom and installed a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim system about 5 years ago. Its big and bulky, but it works like a charm. Much better than a window unit. It does a fantastic job of keeping the room cold in summer and warm in winter. Highly recommended.

I paid about $2500 for the unit and installation.
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Old 08-14-2013, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Boerne
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I asked my a/c contractor buddy about these and he liked them he did mention the one thing he didn't like was the filters are small and had to be changed often. I added on a room and I'm planning on installing one it there since my main unit is maxed out.
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Old 08-15-2013, 10:53 AM
 
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I asked my a/c contractor buddy about these and he liked them he did mention the one thing he didn't like was the filters are small and had to be changed often. I added on a room and I'm planning on installing one it there since my main unit is maxed out.
On the Mr Slim the filter is reusable. You just have to take it out and either blow it off with compressed air or use a vacuum attachment to clean the dust off.
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Old 04-02-2014, 05:55 PM
 
Location: Asheville, NC
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I converted my garage into a gameroom and installed a Mitsubishi Mr. Slim system about 5 years ago. Its big and bulky, but it works like a charm. Much better than a window unit. It does a fantastic job of keeping the room cold in summer and warm in winter. Highly recommended.

I paid about $2500 for the unit and installation.
I was just quoted $6000 to have one installed. I thought that was really high. I was pricing just the unit and I found them as cheap as $400 online. At Home Depot, they are around a $1000. It doesn't seem that hard to install. I'm wondering what the labor should be.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:33 PM
 
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I was just quoted $6000 to have one installed. I thought that was really high. I was pricing just the unit and I found them as cheap as $400 online. At Home Depot, they are around a $1000. It doesn't seem that hard to install. I'm wondering what the labor should be.
Um, that is ridiculous! Shop it around and get multiple estimates.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:25 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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Main issue would be the electrical service, but having seen these systems, any semi-competent handyman should be able to handle the rest of the installation
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