Tuesday, April 22, 2014
So after doing my research I found that the mini-split unit is by far the best for our situation. It is extremely energy efficient, quiet and maintenance free, that is if you get the Mitsubishi system ( /http://www.mitsubishicomfort.com/). This brand is the stand out in its feild.
We got one estimate from a guy that said it was the same unit as this because it had one component that was Mitsubishi. The inferior brands do cost less, but they are problematic. This guy was going to charge us almost the same to install this other brand and of course was going to repair it when it went bad. What a great deal for him!
Luckily we found Stanley AC in our neck of the woods. He was honest, reasonable and fast. We went with the 18 BTU wall mount, our room is 22 ' by 40' with 11' to 14 ' ceilings. It cost us $3,200.00 ( $500 of that was the installation cost) for everything,
Saturday, April 19, 2014
Friday, April 11, 2014
Wednesday, April 2, 2014
.First we attached the steel bands to the top of the wall frame. Then we tucked the insulation into the void above the sheetrock straightening out the insulation as best we could so it was even and flat against the top of the sheetrock. Next we screwed in the steel band into the next perlin securing the insulation in place. As you can see there is a flap that will overlap the seam created by the next run of insulation.
Then I marked it with the Insulation saw along the 4 foot T-square.