When we purchased our home, we were at first apprehensive about buying a house without central air conditioning – our house only had a mini split AC so we started to do our research. Mini splits are more energy-efficient than central air conditioners, and they’re also much quieter. When we bought the house, it had a preinstalled Panasonic mini split. It worked alright for a while, but after a few years, it started to show its age. The air flow wasn’t as strong, and the noise level was getting on my nerves- not only was the outside unit unbearably loud to be around right on our patio, but the inside unit had a high pitched whistle and the swing motor stopped working so the air blew directly at the ground.
Don’s Filter and Furnace in Dickinson installed our unit efficiently and correctly – we found the location the previous unit had been mounted did not allow for proper air flow intake and so Don’s relocated the unit to ensure that we got the best air flow while still allowing for circulation throughout the upper level of our home.
I decided it was time to upgrade to a new mini split. I did some research and decided on a 24,000 BTU GREE mini split. I was really impressed with the features of the GREE unit, especially the ease of control and the smart integration.
**The Ease of Control**
The GREE mini split is very easy to control. The remote control is intuitive and easy to use. With the remote, you can also turn the numbers display on and off on the interior wall unit. You can also control the unit with your smartphone using the GREE app. The app allows you to set schedules, change the temperature, and even check the energy usage. The app works flawlessly and even has the capability to temperature sense, so you aren’t running the AC longer than necessary.
**The Smart Integration**
The GREE mini split is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. This means you can control the unit with your voice. For example, you can say, “Alexa, set the living room temperature to 72 degrees” or “Google, turn on the bedroom air conditioner.” This was a huge bonus for us since over half our home is set up with Amazon Alexa, and it makes it so easy to change temperature or shut the AC on or off.
**The Quiet Operation**
One of the things I was most impressed with about the GREE mini split is how quiet it is. The outdoor unit is very quiet, and the indoor unit is whisper-quiet. I can barely hear it running even when I’m sitting right next to it. As a content creator, this is huge for me because I was having to shut my AC off to shoot content that I wanted to keep the audio, and that meant a warmer house during hot summer days. Now, I’m able to enjoy the comfortable coolness and have usable audio.
**But Wait, There’s More**
Not only does the mini split from GREE offer ease of use, energy efficiency, and quiet operation, but it also offers a heat mode to keep your house warm, too! Our home has baseboard heat which is often costly and with little kids it’s honestly a nightmare worrying about them shoving items into the baseboard or touching it and burning their fingers – now with our Gree Mini Split we can turn setting over to heat and set the temperature to a comfortable heating level that circulates the warm air and protects our kiddos fingers!
Overall, I’m very happy with my new GREE mini split. It’s more energy-efficient than my old Panasonic unit, it’s much quieter, and it’s easier to control. I would definitely recommend the GREE mini split to anyone looking for a new air conditioner.
Here are some additional details about the GREE mini split:
* It has a SEER rating of 21.5, which is very good for a mini split.
* It has a 10-year warranty on the compressor and a 5-year warranty on the parts.
* It comes with a Wi-Fi adapter so you can control it with your smartphone or voice assistant.
* Mini split offers both cooling AND heating functions.
* It’s available in a variety of colors to match your décor.
If you’re looking for a new mini split, I would definitely recommend the GREE mini split. It’s a great value for the price, and it has all the features you need to keep your home cool and comfortable – or warm and toasty depending on the season!
Its important to get the correct unit for your space whether you are looking to cool a garage or shop, or a home like ours. Here are some additional tips for choosing a mini split:
* Make sure the size of the unit is right for your space. Your local installer/ HVAC contractor will be able to advise you on the correct size to get – head to GREEs local contractor locator HERE to be in the best hands possible
* Consider the features that are important to you. Some features to look for include a programmable thermostat, a remote control, and a Wi-Fi adapter.
* Get multiple quotes from different installers. This will help you get the best price on the installation. Make sure they are certified and have experience with mini split units.
LAST BUT NOT LEAST – GREE offers a wide variety of rebates so you can save big $$$ when choosing GREE. Be sure to check out the current offerings today!
I hope this blog post has been helpful. If you have any questions about mini splits, please feel free to leave a comment below.