EcoRenovator  

Go Back   EcoRenovator > Improvements > Geothermal & Heat Pumps
Advanced Search
 


Blog 60+ Home Energy Saving Tips Recent Posts Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-04-14, 01:30 PM   #1
brogsie
Helper EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: mass
Posts: 51
Thanks: 26
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default Temperature of mini split

I was checking the heat that comes out of my Fujitsu mini split with an IR gun. To my surprise it only measured 78*-79*. I thought it would be hotter. I tried a few time with the same results. It was about 20* outside. It keeps the house nice and warm. Any one else measure the temp from their mini split?

brogsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-14, 01:58 PM   #2
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,913
Thanks: 170
Thanked 558 Times in 458 Posts
Default

It is 40 deg here the LG units are putting out 120 deg and the Gree is putting out 119 deg.
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pinballlooking For This Useful Post:
brogsie (02-04-14)
Old 02-05-14, 06:41 AM   #3
brogsie
Helper EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: mass
Posts: 51
Thanks: 26
Thanked 3 Times in 2 Posts
Default

I rechecked the temp of the mini again. This time I shot the IR gun up inside instead of from 5 feet away. The temp was 95*-100*. 30* outside. I wonder if that's the right temp. It keeps the house plenty warm but takes a little while to heat up when turned up.
brogsie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 08:25 AM   #4
NiHaoMike
Supreme EcoRenovator
 
NiHaoMike's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 1,143
Thanks: 14
Thanked 253 Times in 238 Posts
Default

Then it's probably "right sized" when you're used to "oversized" units.
__________________
To my surprise, shortly after Naomi Wu gave me a bit of fame for making good use of solar power, Allie Moore got really jealous of her...
NiHaoMike is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NiHaoMike For This Useful Post:
brogsie (02-05-14)
Old 02-05-14, 08:33 AM   #5
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,913
Thanks: 170
Thanked 558 Times in 458 Posts
Default

I was shooting the IR into the mini split maybe 3 foot away. If you have a inverter model it will ramp up and down based on what it needs to do.
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to pinballlooking For This Useful Post:
brogsie (02-05-14)
Old 02-05-14, 09:34 AM   #6
nokiasixteth
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: richton ms
Posts: 348
Thanks: 43
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Ill check mine once i finish installing it . Just waiting to get a vac pump and finish runnin wire
it says inverter so im guessin it will vary
nokiasixteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 09:55 AM   #7
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,913
Thanks: 170
Thanked 558 Times in 458 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nokiasixteth View Post
Ill check mine once i finish installing it . Just waiting to get a vac pump and finish runnin wire
it says inverter so im guessin it will vary
What brand and model did you get?
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 10:05 AM   #8
nokiasixteth
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: richton ms
Posts: 348
Thanks: 43
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

I bought that el cheapo 17 seer kozy kool i had seen. I figure if i get 2 or 3 years out of it it i will be happy and it will have paid for itself. But if it last longer thats perfectly fine with me .Plan on later on buying a quad zone for the whole house once the money tree gets big.
nokiasixteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 10:25 AM   #9
pinballlooking
Super Moderator
 
pinballlooking's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: SC
Posts: 2,913
Thanks: 170
Thanked 558 Times in 458 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nokiasixteth View Post
I bought that el cheapo 17 seer kozy kool i had seen. I figure if i get 2 or 3 years out of it it i will be happy and it will have paid for itself. But if it last longer thats perfectly fine with me .Plan on later on buying a quad zone for the whole house once the money tree gets big.
What model how many BTU’s
pinballlooking is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-14, 10:31 AM   #10
nokiasixteth
Journeyman EcoRenovator
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: richton ms
Posts: 348
Thanks: 43
Thanked 14 Times in 13 Posts
Default

Brand is Kozykool
Model is 12HRDN1
It is 12,000 btu cooling and 13000 btu heating.
Has the toshiba compressor ive always had good luck with toshiba . Weather or not its a dud . Only time will tell.

nokiasixteth is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:27 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Ad Management by RedTyger
Inactive Reminders By Icora Web Design