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When and how to DIY a minisplit

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We learned a huge amount during our recent minisplit install, and I thought I’d try to sum up the most salient points in one post to help others who might want to follow in our footsteps. First — is a minisplit a good idea in a trailer? Most installers told us no because the rooms at the far ends of the mobile home won’t receive uniform heat. We’re used to heating with a wood stove, though, and don’t mind using space heaters at the extremities to top off heat as necessary. We figured the much higher efficiency of a minisplit compared to a mainstream electric furnace or traditional heat pump counteract this slight downside and we still feel that way after enjoying our new device for a few blissful days.
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