Can I Use My 3 Zone Mini Split As A 2 Zone? - Ask The Expert Episode 317

Today's question is from Yuan,

"Dan, I have a 3 zone Gree mini split AC that is leaking coolant for the second timeI'm afraid that one of the air handlers has an internal leakI'm thinking about closing one zone pipes to isolate the problemor could be just downgraded to 2 zones and use it this summerCan this be done as you mention with MRCOOL multi-zone 36KThank you for your help in advance!"

As long as you can safely operate it at the necessary capacity, then you should be fine.

Before you do anything, You should always check the manufacturer literature to find out.

If you aren't sure, you should always talk to a local professional.

3 comments (view/add)
  • Matt
    Posted on 8/3/2022

    Amazing. You are great.

  • Johnny
    Posted on 7/27/2022

    Hey Dan,
    I am pouring a small slab to mount the Mr. Cool condenser unit that I bought from Ingram's Scratch & Dent. What is the closest distance the unit should be from the wall of the house for optimal efficiency? 6"? 8"?,12"?
    Does it pull air from back-to-front thru the coil? Or, from front-to-back towards the house?
    Thank you,
    John in 33712

  • Rebekah Muller
    Rebekah Muller from Ingrams
    Posted on 10/17/2022

    It will pull the air back to front, so if your system is in cooling mode, the hot air is dispensed away from your house. A DIY Ductless Mini-Split Condenser should be placed 12" away from your house if mounted on the ground, 6" if mounted on a bracket.

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