I live in northern area.
2 story house 1200 sq ft on main floor, 800 sq ft on 2nd floor
basement is finished and about 1200 sq ft
House is currently heated with electric baseboard heaters.
We don't need air conditioning and there no problem with the heating.
R20 in all walls.
I run a dehumidifier in the basement - this is not currently a problem.
I want to reduce my energy costs and would like to install a (mini split) heat pump however I want the indoor unit to be in the basement.
Can you install a mini split in a basement?
Certainly. It can be installed anywhere you can run the line set.
Standard length, I think, is 15' and most systems will come pre-charged
with enough refrigerant to handle a 25' run without the necessity of
I just installed a 12,000 BTU unit in our family room to replace a thru
wall AC unit. It is amazingly quiet. You'll love it!
FWIW, if you want, you can find mini-split systems that will run
multiple line sets and cool/heat additional rooms off of one condensing
On Wednesday, July 27, 2016 at 8:18:27 AM UTC-4, Jean Luc wrote:
Sure, why would you think you might not be able to? IDK what your electric
rates are, but in most cold climates, electric heat for the rest of the house
would be killing you. Probably should look into heat pump or other solutions
for the whole house. You could do it all with mini-splits, but if you do the
whole place, another solution might be better.
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