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Air Conditioning for Your Container Home or Office

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Container homes or offices are becoming more and more popular as a way to keep housing costs down. If you’re lucky enough to be in a temperate climate you may be able to get by without air conditioning or heating, but for a lot of us, you’ll need someway to heat or cool your container home.

Options for Cooling & Heating Your Container Home

For some, a window air conditioner or portable air conditioner may be sufficient, but you will be need to be willing to cope with added noise levels generated from this type of air conditioner. If you want a more permanent and quiet climate control system for your container home, a mini split air conditioner may be your best option.

  • Portable Air Conditioners (Poor Performance)
  • Window Air Conditioners (Noisey)
  • Mini Split Air Conditioners (Efficient)

Easily Installed on Mobile or Permanent Container Homes

Mini split air conditioners can effectively be installed on any building structures, and there simple installation process makes them ideal for a container home.

  • Easy to Install on Any Home
  • Offers Heating and Cooling for All Year Climate Control
  • Energy Efficient and Powerful

Majority of the cooling and heating functions of a mini split air conditioner are handled by the outdoor compressor, which means most of the noise is isolated to the outdoor unit. A small air handler is mounted on the inside of the home, providing more powerful cooling and heating when compared to a window or portable air conditioner.

Most mini split systems do include a heat pump, which offers heating as well as air conditioning, meaning that you have all-year climate control.

Mini Split Air Conditioner Rebate Programs

Did you know that our Energy Star rated mini splits are all eligible for rebates from your local power company. Should your power company offer a rebate program for mini split heat pumps, you'll be eligible for up to a $500 rebate. Current Rebate Programs by StateDuke Power (Florida)Florida Power & Light (Florida)Duke Power (North [...]

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How Does a Mini Split Heat Pump Work?

Ductless mini split heat pumps are great for homes or businesses looking to retrofit a non-ducted heating system. Non-ducted heating systems include heating systems such as hot water heating, baseboard heating, and space heaters working on wood, propane or kerosene. A ductless mini split heat pump is also great for rooms that cannot easily be [...]

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Sizing Guide for a Mini Split Air Conditioner

To size your mini split air conditioner, the most important thing you need to know is the square footage of the room you’re looking to cool and/or heat. Each indoor unit will be capable of providing a set number of BTU’s of cooling and heating power. In order to size your mini split correctly, you [...]

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What is an Air Source Heat Pump?

You’ve probably come across rebates and state programs for discounts on air-to-air heat pumps? But what exactly is an air-to-air heat pump? It’s relatively simple, and the way an air to air heat pump works is by extracting heat from the outside air and transferring the heat to the inside air. They are actually the [...]

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Using a Mini Split AC for an Indoor Grow Room

For anyone considering a hydroponic setup or indoor grow room, controlling the temperature is important to any grower. Grow lights tend to make the room hot, and subsequently it can affect your crop or their yields. So how do you get all that hot air out of the room? Usually you will want to have some [...]

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5 Best Mini Split Air Conditioners for Your Money

If you are in the market for a mini split air conditioner or ductless heat pump, you may be up in arms over which brand you should go with. We’ve taken a look at some of the best selling mini split brands, and listed the top 5 mini split air conditioners on the market. Remember, [...]

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How Much Does A Mini Split System Actually Cost?

Turns out your planning to buy an air conditioner for your home this summer, but you’re trying to get a grasp of what the actual cost is. We’ve taken a look at various installations and various mini split systems, and here is the break down on what a mini split air conditioning system actually costs.If [...]

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A Mini Split is Perfect for an RV or Tiny Home

If you have a recreational vehicle (RV) or a tiny home, you’ve probably weighed out a number of options including, window, portable, and roof top air conditioners. But, a mini split air conditioner or heat pump might be perfect for you! With relatively little install work, a mini split air conditioner can easily be fitted [...]

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Mini Split Air Conditioner Installation – Finding an Installer

So you’re planning on having a mini split air conditioner installed in your home, but where do you find the contractor? Do you order online or do you buy it locally? These are some questions you need to ask before you make the initial steps forward. Generally ordering online is cheaper, but can you find [...]

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