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How does the Mini Split handle extreme cold?

Mini Split in extreme cold temperatures.

It got down to 4 degrees here this morning.

The DuctlessAire Mini Split is struggling with the cold but still delivering heat.

It goes into defrost mode more during extreme days.

On a cold day like today it seems to only be able to heat our living area space to the low 60's, which is acceptable for us. If we had the wood stove installed we would've built a fire if we wanted things more toasty.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Hi Anna and Mark,

I always wanted to build a 'Russian' fireplace. Huge pile of bricks. Always warm. I have city gas, just cannot seem to burn it quick enough these cold days. I like 75 :). And my furnace just cannot seem to keep up below zero.


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