Ductless mini-split systems are becoming extremely popular as people become more aware of the benefits they offer. But, there is still a lot of confusion about these systems. MrCOOL and Mitsubishi are two of the most popular brands on the market, but which one is better?
We will compare and contrast MrCOOL and Mitsubishi ductless mini-split systems and discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both. We will also discuss the benefits of using a ductless mini-split system in your home.
What Makes Ductless Mini-Splits Energy-Efficient?
Ductless mini-split systems are increasing in popularity because they are incredibly energy-efficient. One of the main reasons for this is that ductless mini-splits do not have to use as much energy to power fans or compressors to move conditioned air throughout the ductwork of a home as a traditional central air conditioning system does.
Ductless mini-splits also allow you to heat and cool a single zone of your home, which means greater temperature control over all areas of your home. This can result in a significant reduction in energy costs.
How Do Mini-Split Systems Work?
Ductless systems work by pumping refrigerant from the outdoor unit’s refrigerant lines through a small unit mounted on the wall or ceiling. This refrigerant is then used to cool the air inside your home. Because there are no ducts required, they are much more energy-efficient than traditional central forced air systems. In fact, mini-splits can save you up to 30% on your energy bills compared to central air cooling systems.
There are two separate components to a ductless mini-split system, the indoor and outdoor unit:
The outdoor unit contains the outdoor compressor, refrigerant tubing, suction tubing, condensate drain line, and the outdoor condenser. The compressor is responsible for pumping the refrigerant through the system. The condenser is responsible for cooling the air circulated through your home. An outdoor unit is placed strategically outside your home and takes up very little space.
The indoor air handler contains the evaporator and fan. The evaporator is responsible for cooling the air inside your home while the fan blows the conditioned air into the individual rooms. You can have multiple indoor units with your single outdoor unit to set multiple rooms to a comfortable temperature.
MrCOOL Mini-Split Systems
If you’re new to the ductless mini-split market, MrCOOL is a popular option for homeowners. They are known for their reliability and innovative technology, which sets them apart.
Advantages of MrCOOL Mini-Split Systems:
Ease of installation—most units can be installed in less than an hour.
Excellent customer service and support
Innovative technology sets them apart from the competition. Their variable speed compressor technology is one innovative tech that they have manufactured.
Disadvantages of MrCOOL Mini-Split Systems:
The SEER rating is lower than that of Mitsubishi Mini-Split air conditioners.
You must register your system to obtain the best warranty.
Mitsubishi Ductless Mini-Split Systems
Mitsubishi is a well-known brand with a long history of manufacturing quality products. They are one of the most popular brands on the market for ductless mini-splits.
Advantages of Mitsubishi Mini Split Systems:
A long history of manufacturing quality products
Wide variety of products to choose from
They have a high SEER rating, around 26.
Disadvantages of Mitsubishi Mini-Splits:
Some models are more expensive than comparable MrCOOL models.
Which One is Better?
Both MrCOOL and Mitsubishi make quality products, but we would have to give the edge to Mitsubishi. Mitsubishi Electric has a long history of manufacturing quality products, and they offer a wider variety of products.
However, MrCOOL is not far behind, and they provide some great features that Mitsubishi doesn’t have. Both also offer forms of heat pumps. A MrCOOL or Mitsubishi heat pump is an excellent addition to any system.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal preference. So, if you’re undecided between the two brands, we recommend checking out both options before deciding. For more information about ductless mini-split systems, visit our website or give us a call today!
Choosing the Right Air Conditioner
When it comes to purchasing a new air conditioning system, there are a few things you will want to keep in mind.
The most important factor to consider is the climate you live in. If you live in a warm environment, you will need an HVAC system to handle the heat. If you live in a cold climate, you will need an air conditioner to handle the cold.
One of the most apparent factors you will want to consider is the price. Air conditioners can range from a few hundred dollars to a few thousand dollars. You will also want to consider the cost of installation and maintenance.
Another thing to consider is the size of your home. The bigger your home, the bigger the air conditioner you will need. You also need to consider the number of people who live in your home. The more people who live in your home, the more cooling power you need.
A not-so-obvious thing to consider is the energy efficiency of the cooling systems you’re researching.
One thing you can do is find the seasonal energy efficiency ratio and heating seasonal performance factor. Both ratios will give you a good idea of how efficient they are.
Finally, when choosing an air conditioner, you will want to decide which type of system you want.
There are three types of systems: central air conditioning, window air conditioning, and ductless mini-split systems.
Central air conditioning is the most popular system, but it can be expensive to install.
Window air conditioning is the cheapest option, but it can be uncomfortable and inefficient.
Ductless mini-splits are becoming more and more popular as people become more aware of the benefits they offer. They are known for their reliability and innovative technology, which is what sets them apart.
When you’re ready to replace your heating and cooling system, consider a Mitsubishi Mini-Split.
Your local Energy Monster team is here to help you get the most efficient system for your budget. Contact our office today and schedule your free energy assessment.Return to Blog