Sanyo’s concealed duct mini-split systems is one of the most versatile cooling and heating solutions available. Sanyo uses the environmentally friendly R-410a refrigerant as well as a DC Inverter. Some of the key features for the Sanyo 36UHW72R 31,200 BTU Single Zone Mini-Split Concealed Duct Heat Pump and Air Conditioner are the microprocessor controlled operations, a wired remote control, dry mode, an automatic heating and cooling cooling changeover, 3 fan speeds, an electronic refrigerant control valve, timer, programmable clock, hot start heating system and a self diagnostic function. There are so many more features to this superb model though. The pricing of the model is about average at around $3900.00
While this terrific unit does come with an installation manual it is not recommended for a beginning home improvement enthusiast to try. While the refrigerant used is non-toxic it is not something you would want leaking into your home. This is definitely one of those times that you call in the old friends who know what they are doing and perhaps work with this type of unit in their professions or call in an expert to professional installation. In doing so you know that you will get the most out of your system for years to come.
The Sanyo Single Zone Mini-Split does adjust its performance to meet the changing needs of the space while maintaining the desired temperature. This leads to increased efficiencies, low energy consumption and a very comfortable environment. However, there are some drawbacks to this system. Drawback include the “dry” option not working if the temperature in the room is less than 59 degrees.
Ok, maybe not a big drawback but it is something to be aware of. Also, the fan is auto set to LO and cannot be changed during certain functions. During the heating cycle you do need to be aware that if the outside temperature drops too low then the unit will not be very efficient at heating and another heat source should be already in place for those times. On the plus side, this system will restore itself to the last settings should the power be shut off.
All in all, this is a great system for certain zones. If you live in certain states known for lots of snow and minus degree temperatures you may want to look into a different type of system but if you decide on this type of system you cannot go wrong with the Sanyo.