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Pioneer 12,000 BTU 19.5 SEER 115V Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner Heat Pump System with 16 ft Installation Kit $674.62 + Free Shipping

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I received an email from Pioneer Mini Split offering an 11% off site-wide discount with the coupon code 11OFF11. The price for a 12,000 BTU wall mounted mini split unit, for example, is about $675 with free shipping, when applying the code.
This is pretty rare for them to do. I bought a 9k last year and these guys are great. They have good product reviews too. I am considering purchasing a 12k at this price.


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What was the install cost? You install yourself? Does Pioneer have installers they work with?

Anytime I've seen these posted before the install price makes it cost prohibitive.
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What was the install cost? You install yourself? Does Pioneer have installers they work with?

Anytime I've seen these posted before the install price makes it cost prohibitive.
I did call them to ask if they did installs and they recommended certified installers near my area. However, I installed it myself. It was pretty straight forward.
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Do these have a 7 day programmable timer?
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Do these have a 7 day programmable timer?
It comes with a daily programmable timer, but they also have a smart module accessory that can give you full scheduling capabilities.
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I have 2 of their split units at my cabin, they are super quiet and I remember getting them pretty quickly
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Wish I could find an installer that would do it less than $1000. Everywhere wants to charge $3000+
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Wish I could find an installer that would do it less than $1000. Everywhere wants to charge $3000+
You could always install yourself, with a decent vacuum pump and pressure gauge it's straightforward
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Ugh. My garage panel is full, the desired placement of the AC is on the opposite side of the house from the electrical (but same side as my central units hmmm). So I'm thinking I'd probably have to have the garage panel expanded to make room for more circuits, then I'd want to have a generator hookup on that same side. Why is everything so complicated?
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I was looking to buy a mini split this past summer and after months of research I found out some of them are just made from the same factory in china. Like these pioneer are the same as sunville mini splits and a few others.

Having said that they have favorable reviews and with this discount makes them really tempting. The only issue is that you can't install them yourself if you want to have warranty. Also another thing to consider is that because we are in winter you won't be able to truly test the cooling capabilities of said mini split until well past the 30 days return window.

I decided on lg dual inverter window units instead of mini split just because of the cost(couldn't get any discount back in the summer) but still happy because these new lg ac's work really well and are quiet almost like a mini split.
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You could always install yourself, with a decent vacuum pump and pressure gauge it's straightforward
If you've comfortable doing electrical and plumbing work, that is. Do a little reading, there might be some Youtube videos as well. I installed two splits myself about 13 years ago, bought a used professional vacuum pump on ebay and a gauge manifold with hoses at my local HVAC supply. If you understand what you're doing then go ahead. If you end up not pressure testing properly and the coolant leaks out, then you'll have to hire a pro to repressurize.

There are some systems sold that are specifically designed for self-install; the interconnecting hoses are pre-vacuumed so you don't have to pull a vacuum first. But these aren't them.
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Have this or a very similar 12k BTU Pioneer AC/heat pump unit, self installed. Working great after 3 years. Have not needed to contact the manufacturer for any reason. Unit is controlled with a wireless remote. You can choose to have it maintain a temperature at the head unit or based on where you place the remote.

You will need a dedicated homerun electrical connection with a shutoff at the unit, a slab/platform/wall mount bracket, and some lineset cover if you want to give a finished look.

Used a bending tool but the copper tubing can also bend by hand at this size, definitely want to bend it carefully and give it a long radius to ensure the pipe does not collapse / crease / kink.
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Wish I could find an installer that would do it less than $1000. Everywhere wants to charge $3000+
I live in SoCal and we got a Vietnamese company to install a 5 zone Fujitsu unit for 9k (cost of the system and install). The company that Home Depot sent gave me a quote of 20k lol
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Geez, if you are capable of doing the turn-key job, this is very good, but I ain't that person (dangerous w/ just a screwdriver). Repped.
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If you've comfortable doing electrical and plumbing work, that is. Do a little reading, there might be some Youtube videos as well. I installed two splits myself about 13 years ago, bought a used professional vacuum pump on ebay and a gauge manifold with hoses at my local HVAC supply. If you understand what you're doing then go ahead. If you end up not pressure testing properly and the coolant leaks out, then you'll have to hire a pro to repressurize.

There are some systems sold that are specifically designed for self-install; the interconnecting hoses are pre-vacuumed so you don't have to pull a vacuum first. But these aren't them.
Those precharged quick connector lines aren't very reliable though. They lose capacity and efficiency over time and are generally a lot more expensive upfront to boot.
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