Everyone makes mistakes, but when it comes to your ductless mini-split, it’s our job to help you avoid them. Before installing your ductless system, we size the unit to the space and set it up for optimal efficiency and efficacy. Once we’ve completed installation, we ensure our customers are ready to use and love their system by thoroughly explaining how to operate it before handing over the remote. However, user errors can still occur.

One common mistake is using the mini-split for on-demand climate control. This involves adjusting the temperature suddenly when you are feeling too hot or cold and then changing it back once you’re comfortable. Mini-split systems are designed to efficiently adjust the temperature automatically and are not intended for such sporadic use.

Set your ductless system to auto for efficiency. Mini-splits use variable speed compressors, a technology that allows the system to increase or decrease power to adjust the temperature quickly without compromising efficiency. When set to auto, a mini-split can auto-detect the room temperature and adjust accordingly. This mode increases the efficiency of your mini-split system, reducing energy bills. While this approach might reduce instant gratification, it significantly enhances long-term comfort and health, while saving on your electric bill.

If we could give one piece of advice to mini-split owners, it would be to use their system on auto. However, consulting with an HVAC technician about other manual settings can ensure you get the most out of your system.

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