Mini-split air conditioners have become a common way to cool homes, offices, and basements. Their efficient zone cooling and ductless design, along with quiet operation, make them a great choice for many people. One thing holding some people back from jumping on the bandwagon is installing these units—professional installation is required for most models. But that’s changing thanks to Friedrich’s revolutionary, “do-it-yourself” Breeze mini-split models.
Being able to install a Breeze mini-split system through a window is one of its biggest advantages. This non-permanent installation is easy and changing the game when it comes to who uses mini-splits. Another bonus: installing it through a window won’t block your view like a window AC, since the indoor unit hangs on your wall and the refrigerant lines connect through a small window kit.
Simply purchase one of the SimpleSill installation accessories (sold separately as an accessory to your model) that allow the lines to pass through a window, and your Breeze will be quick to install. This piece adjusts to fit various window widths.
Now, let’s look at the 2 Breeze models individually. There are 2 Breeze models, one for large spaces and one for smaller rooms. Both models offer a Heat mode as well, so you’ll be comfortable year-round. We’ll look at their other features in a second, but first let’s run through the sizes:
- 12,000 BTU Model: This model offers up to 12,000 BTUs of cooling and heating power, making it ideal to cool (and heat) spaces as large as 500 square feet.
- 24,000 BTU Model: The larger of the 2 models can keep up to 1,000 square feet comfortable, so consider it for larger areas like basements, large living rooms, and other large open parts of your home.
Both models use inverter technology that more accurately maintains your set temperature. This technology also allows your model to only use the amount of power needed to reach and maintain your temperature, so it won’t “over-cool” a smaller space and will also conserve energy.
Additional features included in both Breeze models include:
- Other modes (in addition to Cool and Heat) include Dehumidify, Fan-Only, and Automatic mode, which selects settings based on your set and ambient room temperature.
- An LCD remote to control your internal unit (set temperature, change modes, etc.)
- 24-Hour programmable timer lets you program your settings up to 24 hours in advance.
- Continuous air sweeping to distribute cool or warm air across your entire space.
- Automatic restart turns the Breeze back on to your previously set temperature after a power outage.
Friedrich Breeze mini splits not only offer advanced features like the ones listed above but also provide easy installation that many customers are looking for. Read more about the smaller Breeze model or the larger Breeze model to determine if one is right for you.
To learn how to install a Friedrich Breeze on your own, check out this installation video: