I’ve held a Georgia non-restricted conditioned air license since 1973. I installed hundreds of units and through the years and heard pros and cons about power bills, even with new a/c units that were installed. Although the new units have shown increased savings, it’s nothing like the mini splits of today.

My daughter lives near me in a 1,800-square-foot ranch-style home with single pane windows. The home is well insulated and had a third package unit installed in 2009. The unit was a Goodman 3-ton gas (liquid propane) pack. The ductwork was in bad shape — very inefficient with lots of leakage. My daughter’s gas bill was $250 to $425 a month during the winter months and high on electricity in the summer months.

I decided to tear out all ductwork and package unit and seal holes in the floor where the registers where located. I installed the four-head, 3-ton Daikin mini split heat pump. This was in January 2018. Her power bill had been just under $100 dollars (including lights) except during the hottest months in northern Georgia. I been trying to install as many of these systems as I can. These units have an unbelievable savings. By far, the best way to go.

I know there many units on the market, but I’m sold on Daikin at the present. It’s very comfortable.

Gary Wilson
Wilson Mechanical Service
Sugar Valley, Georgia


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