Minisplit head location?
I’m trying to decide where to locate my minisplit head in my new “pretty good” house. I would like to install it on my upstairs kitchen wall. Possible locations (that aren’t going to be covered by wall cabinets) include above the patio door, above the refrigerator, and above the kitchen sink. From what I understand about installation details, I should have enough room in all three locations, figuring trim and also keeping at least 6″ from ceiling, but I will have the most “wiggle room” at the refrigerator location.
Climate zone 6/7 (central ND)
1200′ upper level
1200′ lower level (4′ below grade)
8’x12′ open stairwell
Lower level will be use radiant slab heating and dehumidifier in the summer
Upper level will receive heat transfer from the lower level and will be supplemented with the minisplit
Leaning toward a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat unit, either 9K or 12K in the upstairs kitchen
I am going to pre-wire for a remote thermostat to be placed in the center of the upper level to control the minisplit, so temperature from refrigerator/window/door would be negated.
Manual J calculations, done by myself, are 10K cooling and 28K heating, for both upper and lower level
I would appreciate any recommendations.