What Does FP Stand for on a Mini Split? - Ask the Expert Episode 222

Today's question comes from Jeremi. "Hey Dan, what does FP stand for?"

Wow, that really depends on the context. In this instance I believe he's talking about for a ductless mini split. So, like on a MrCool Mini Split remote you will see a button that says "FP" and what that stands for is Freeze Protection.

Basically if you're going to be gone for a while and you just want to keep the place where the unit is from freezing, you want to keep the pipes warm, you put it in FP mode. This will allow for the temperature to drop, but it won't get so cold that you have to worry about pipes freezing. It should keep the area above 40 degrees.

This is also good if you have your mini split in a vacation home or a place you don't visit that often, but you want to keep it protected.

Have more questions? Be sure to leave them in the comments below!

2 comments (view/add)
  • Harvey J Griffin
    Harvey J Griffin
    Posted on 8/11/2020

    Funny video also how often should you have your heat pump condenser cleaned each year some say 1 others 2

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 8/12/2020

    Any HVAC system, condenser or otherwise, should be cleaned at least once per year. The best time to do so is just before the main season you're going to use it in. So, you would want to get an air conditioner cleaned and serviced before the summer heat started. If you want to get it cleaned after summer's over before you secure it for winter, that's not a bad idea either.

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