These days ductless heat pump costs only $200 more than a same size ductless air conditioner. No surprise that most of the buyers opt for a heat pump, especially buyers of multi zone units.
Still, there are times when a single zone ductless air conditioner proves to be best solution.
It turned out to be just the case for a downtown chocolate shop.
Chocolate goodies as well as ice cream is prepared right here on premises in front of customers. Heat was complicating working with ice cream and chocolate. Also, heat was not inviting patrons to stay for coffee and treats.
Central air conditioner was not an option as it often happens in the downtown. The shop owners decided to go with ductless air conditioner Mr Slim from Mitsubishi model MSY-A24NA. The best warranties among ductless air conditioners - 6 years compressor and parts - was one of the factors in the decision making.
The unit has variable capacity due to advanced and energy efficient variable speed compressor. On a busy summer day the shop needs the maximum capacity 22,000 BTU (almost 2 ton) . When things slow down, the air conditioner can gradually rumps down to only 4,400 BTU - only 20% of maximum capacity.
No ware and tare due to frequent starts and stops. No waste of energy. By the way, efficiency of this is 16 SEER which is well above 14 SEER requirement for Energy Star rating.
The unit takes up a very small place on the wall and is very quiet. It took only a few hours to install the air conditioner.