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Costco Members: MRCOOL DIY 18K BTU Mini-Split Air Conditioner & Heat Pump EXPIRED

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Costco Wholesale has for its' Members: MRCOOL DIY 18K BTU Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump with Wi-Fi Smart Controller (DIY-18-HP-230AE) on sale for $1299.99. Shipping is free.

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Note, you must be a Costco Member and signed into your account to view sale pricing and purchase at sale price

Key Features:
  • The MRCOOL DIY series comes with pre-charged line sets alleviating one major obstacle to amateur installation in a single stroke.
  • Functionality for Apple and Android smart devices; works with Amazon Alexa; works with Google Assistant.
  • Refrigerant leakage detection ensures your system remains operating efficiently without degradation due to undetected corrosion.
  • Control your MRCOOL DIY anywhere, on your Android or Apple smart device, with the new MRCOOL Remote app.
  • MRCOOL DIY temperature compensation technology help keeps you comfortable in any weather conditions.
  • Low ambient cooling: cooling down to 5°F - this feature makes the MRCOOL DIY the ideal system for computer server rooms, greenhouses, and any other application that requires cooling all year.
  • Gold fin condenser: corrosion resistant, condenser is built to resist long term corrosion.

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  • Price Research: Our research indicates that MRCOOL DIY 18K BTU Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump with Wi-Fi Smart Controller is $268 less (17% Savings) than the next best price from a reputable merchant with prices starting from $1568 at the time of this posting.
  • Warranty: Includes 7-year compressor warranty and 5-year parts warranty.
  • Costco Return Policy: Eligible for Costco 100% Satisfaction Guarantee Return Policy
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Costco Members: MRCOOL DIY 18K BTU Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump with Wi-Fi Smart Controller $1300 + Free Shipping

Costco Wholesale [costco.com] has for its Members: MRCOOL DIY 18K BTU Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump with Wi-Fi Smart Controller (DIY-18-HP-230AE) for $1299.99. Shipping is Free

Features:
  • DIY Installation
  • 20 SEER
  • Variable Speed Compressor
  • 7-year compressor warranty and 5-year parts warranty
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Last Edited by OhFrugal July 10, 2021 at 11:01 AM
This system is eligible for 300$ federal Credit. Bringing your total cost to 1000$

Air Conditioners Meeting the Following Requirements are Eligible for a $300 Tax Credit:

Split Systems must have a SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) of greater than or equal to 16, and an EER (Energy Efficiency Ratio) of greater than or equal to 13.

AIR EVACUATION (for models that needs that --- https://ductlessaire.com/wp-conte...lation.pdf, page 29): I see folks making a deal about air evacuation. I went ahead and read a little bit (but I am an Electrical and Computer engineering professor / researcher from the "NASA mission to the moon" days with enough practical / theory knowledge under my sleeves). It appears to be very straight forward requiring only two tools costing a total of $100 and you are working on the low pressure side. I realize "License and certification are required by law". They are put in place for personnel safety but should not to used to stifle the competition or talent. Yes, I have been told that I can't buy a controller board for my furnace (and I found a way) etc. If I can finish my Ph.D. when only few got that coveted degree, can't I ace those license exams too but is that necessary for each and every one of a kind work I like to do? And what is the need for papers when one is talented?

Along those lines, I recently read, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak: 'It's time to recognize the right to repair' , https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/09/te...index.html
It is high time it happens in all fields instead of the path of thumbing down of our kids that has happened in the last 40 or so years. Instead of tinkerers (my mentors were), we have become mall workers and gave away all fun jobs to outsiders.

I know this comment is not exactly related to this product but is worth considering.
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askandlearn asked this question on 07-08-2021 at 10:37 AM
07-08-2021 at 11:25 AM
Yes
07-08-2021 at 01:26 PM
Yes, but not hyperheat. Will work well down to around freezing.
discord asked this question on 07-09-2021 at 03:34 AM
07-09-2021 at 07:12 AM
Here's a good resource; they say this size unit will handle anything between 600-1000 square feet: https://www.townsendtotalenergy.com/ductless-mini-split-sizing-guide

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Just a heads up it appears to need 230v/20A
Just for an FYI, the higher the SEER number the more efficient the unit is. A 20 SEER unit is twice as efficient as a 10 SEER.
Those aren't DIY kits and require an HVAC Tech install for warranty. So unless you know how to vacuum lines yourself (which isn't a requirement for the kits the OP posted), you have to also calculate in labor costs. In my area that is at least $1k for a reputable vendor.

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This is a good option for those who need more than a 12k system, but smaller than a 24k.
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You can buy mini splits cheaper than that
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In b4 someone comes in talking about how you can buy a 12 SEER for cheaper.
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Just for an FYI, the higher the SEER number the more efficient the unit is. A 20 SEER unit is twice as efficient as a 10 SEER.
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You can buy mini splits cheaper than that
Keep in mind that this is a 20 SEER DIY model that allows you to install without vacuuming out the lines. It's from a respected company backed with Costco's guarantee. Please post up an equivalent system for cheaper.
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Installed three 12k MrCool DIY mini splits two years ago and they are fantastic. Zero regrets.
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Keep in mind that this is a 20 SEER DIY model that allows you to install without vacuuming out the lines. It's from a respected company backed with Costco's guarantee. Please post up an equivalent system for cheaper.
Home Depot just recently had Ductlessaire mini-splits marked down.
https://slickdeals.net/f/15044074-ductlessaire-21-seer-12-000-btu-1-ton-wi-fi-ductless-mini-split-ai...

21 SEER. Comes pre-charged but not the lines so you do need to pressure test and vaccum test. I'm getting a quote on that right now.
I have the HD credit card from a kitchen remodel and it routinely offers 10% over $299. Final price for me was $917. That leaves enough left over for the electric install, wall mounts, etc.

But this is not a bad deal since it is entirely DIY. TU & rep. Honestly Mr. Cool was the direction I was going to go (they have them on sale annually) but couldn't get past the slick deal from HD.
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What's an estimate for a hvac professional to install this on a ground level home?
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12k at 20seer can be had for $660 on eBay.https://www.ebay.com/itm/12000-BT...2403585634

Pioneer 18k 19seer for $1,050. https://www.ebay.com/itm/PIONEER-...4262294578

23seer 18k for $825 https://www.ebay.com/itm/303861949132

IMO this shouldn't cost more than $1,000.
Those aren't DIY kits and require an HVAC Tech install for warranty. So unless you know how to vacuum lines yourself (which isn't a requirement for the kits the OP posted), you have to also calculate in labor costs. In my area that is at least $1k for a reputable vendor.
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I just installed one of these.
1. freon is precharged in lineset, so don't need vacuum pump, easier to do
2. lineset fixed at 25', kind of long in many cases.

works well, just the dehumidificaton makes huge difference.
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