What’s the Difference Between a MRCOOL DIY and Other Mini Splits? - Ask the Expert Episode 146

There are a lot of mini splits on the market, but few of them are Do-It-Yourself like the MRCOOL DIY Ductless Mini Split.

Video Script:

Today's question is from Jason. "Hey Dan, what's the difference between the MRCOOL DIY and other ductless mini split heat pumps?"

The MRCOOL DIY is made to be easier to install than regular mini splits. The way they do that is they use pre-charged line sets. When you get it in the mail, the line set is already going to be connected to the air handler and the refrigerant is already charged and pre-vacuumed. It's got valves in the end of the line set and you just plug those into the condenser.

They're not just for non-HVAC techs. There are some experienced HVAC people that buy from us and they like them because they're really fast to install. They can put in three or four mini splits per day.

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14 comments (view/add)
  • Freddie King
    Freddie King
    Posted on 7/25/2019

    Do they do heat as well as cooling?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 7/25/2019


  • Eric
    Posted on 8/27/2019

    This is the best video ever! Thanks for the advice about electricity.

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 8/29/2019


  • Rino Poeti
    Rino Poeti
    Posted on 9/25/2019

    Is Mr cool system available in the UK? Or an equivalent one?
    Or would they deliver to the the UK?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 9/25/2019

    As far as we know, the MRCOOL DIY is not available in the UK. We don't offer free shipping to overseas locations. As to equivalent products, well, not sure.

  • Alan Hill
    Alan Hill
    Posted on 3/31/2020

    Is Mr.Cool better than say Bosch in terms of energy efficiency, cooling power, etc?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 4/1/2020

    That would depend on the models you compare. Take for example the Bosch Climate 5000 Ductless System. Like the MrCool DIY, the Climate 5000 is up to 22 SEER, quiet, and available in either single or multi-zone format. Cooling and heating comfort would be comparable. The big difference would be that the MrCool DIY is, obviously, designed for do-it-yourself installation, and the Climate 5000 is a conventional mini-split. That doesn't make it bad, of course. It just means that do-it-yourselfers have a clear choice, since there wouldn't be any significant performance differences in this case.

  • Trevor Young
    Trevor Young
    Posted on 4/17/2020

    Can you connect multiple heads to a single MrCoolDIY condenser?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 4/20/2020

    Not to the current single-zone DIYs. However, multi-zone DIY units should be available later this summer.

  • Dan Crump
    Dan Crump
    Posted on 4/22/2020

    What is the difference between the PERFECT AIRE and the Mr Cool that come with the pre charged line set?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 4/23/2020

    The Perfect Aire unit only has a 1 year manufacturer warranty. Which is basically nothing.

  • travis snyder
    travis snyder
    Posted on 5/26/2020

    Where are they manufactured?

  • Kyle
    Kyle from Ingrams
    Posted on 5/27/2020

    Virtually all mini-splits of any brand are made in East Asia. Most are made in China.

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