30 Jan '14, 1pm

Great report on #minisplit heat pump performance in cold weather: via @atwilson

Great report on #minisplit heat pump performance in cold weather: via @atwilson

It’s been pretty chilly outside, if you haven’t noticed. A number of people have asked me how our air-source heat pump is making out in the cold weather. I wrote about the system last fall , well before we had moved in. Is it keeping us warm? We’ve only been living in the house for a few weeks, but here’s a quick report. So far, so good. Our 18,000 Btu/hour Mitsubishi mini-split heat pump (MSZ FE18NA indoor unit and MUZ FE18 outdoor unit) is doing remarkably well in keeping us comfortable. We don’t have any oil or gas heating in the house, only the electric heat pump and a small wood stove that we’ve fired up twice so far. The indoor heat pump unit is mounted on a wall next to our kitchen, and it’s been operating pretty steadily in this cold weather. (Even though we’ve heated with wood for decades and have all the wood we could ever use, I’ve been curious how the house wil...

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