What is an Olympus Hyper Heat? - Ask the Expert Episode 230

Today's question comes from John, which could mean like thirty percent of the population. "Hey Dan, what is the Olympus Hyper Heat? Is this for people in Alaska where they need extra heat? I'm in Florida, so I've got plenty of heat. Is this similar to the third generation MrCool DIY? I need a do-it-yourself."

The Olympus Hyper Heat is a MrCool Ductless Mini Split heat pump. As you might suspect from the name, it is intended for low temperature heating.

The Olympus is actually one of the better mini split heat pumps for heating. So, sure, if you're in Alaska and you want a mini split, then the Olympus Hyper Heat is the way to go. Now, John is in Florida. So, unless he is in a very strange part of Florida from which I have never heard of that actually has things known as cold. No. John can get just a regular MrCool DIY Ductless Mini Split and he would be fine.

And since he does want a do-it-yourself unit, he doesn't want a Hyper Heat because the Olympus Hyper Heat is not do-it-yourself. It is a standard mini-split that requires vacuuming and charging, which most people cannot do and requires hiring a professional. So, no, we would not recommend it as a do-it-yourself unit.

As far as the Olympus Hyper Heat being similar to the third generation DIY? Well, they are similar in that they are both heat pumps and they are both ductless, but we would not normally compare those.

John, you need to get the MrCool DIY Mini Split. That seems to be the unit you are looking for.

Do you have any more questions for me? Just ask them in the comments below and I will think about answering it. You never know. You might learn something.

3 comments (view/add)
  • Michelle Johnson
    Michelle Johnson
    Posted on 9/18/2020

    Hi, Dan!

    I have a 2nd Gen Mr. Cool DIY Mini Split that I installed this summer, and I’m in Mississippi where today the high temperature will finally be below 81° today and hopefully will stay in the 70’s and low 80’s for a good few weeks, but the humidity is still high, like right now at 9am it’s 68° with 87% humidity and the high will be 80°.

    Would I save much money by running my mini split in dry mode vs cool mode, or would it use about the same amount of electricity either way?

  • Dan Danowski
    Dan Danowski from Ingrams
    Posted on 9/18/2020

    Hi, Michelle! I'm not sure you would save much money either way, but Dry Mode should help you get the humidity down.

  • Lee
    Posted on 9/15/2020

    You have never been to north Florida where we do have winter that will surprise you

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