mini split heat pumps in cold climates

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Forum topic by theshed posted 11-01-2017 12:12 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2017 12:12 PM

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I am at the point of making a decision on a heating source for my new workshop. I am located in the upper lower Michigan. February can get below 0 for a number of days. My shop is 300sq ft. Well insulated.
I am leaning towards the mini split. Is anyone using the mini split in cold temps? Is it working for you? Any advice mini split vs natural gas forced air using outside air?

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#1 posted 11-01-2017 12:21 PM

My parents used a mini split for part of the year in Winnipeg. Generally didn’t work after temps got to about -12 to -18 C. I have seen some mini-splits on the market that are supposed to work down to -24C though.

If you go with natural gas, think about getting radiant heat…it’s really nice not to have dust blown around every time your heat kicks in.

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