They are very popular with the DIY crowd since they come with everything needed for an installation, except the electrical AC wiring.
I installed a 9,000 BTU 230 Volt unit, so I thought I would post a review and overview of it.
Senville Mini Split Installation
The Senville is a DIY Mini Split kit that can be installed by a homeowner or HVAC company.
The installation is not hard for a handy type of person but may not be for everyone.
Any mini split has three main components, including the inside air handler, outside condenser, and line-set.
The outside condenser needs to have AC electrical wiring run to it from a breaker along with control wires to the inside unit.
The outside unit will have the numbers 1, 2, and 3, which go to the inside unit. The labels L1 and L2 are for the 230 volts AC.
It took roughly 3-4 hours for me to install the unit.
Here is a video I made of the install
Senville Mini Split Operation
The Senville makes very little noise, and the indoor air handler is basically silent.
The outside condenser makes some noise about the same as the fan blowing.
Most all mini split units will be very quiet to operate, and one of the advantages of installing one.
It comes with a remote control that has all the functions, such as temperature, fan only, on/off, and more.
The cost to operate the unit is surprisingly low since it has such a good efficiency SEER rating.
The SEER rating for the unit I received was 23 SEER, which is a very good number.
The SEER rating is how efficient the unit operates; the higher the number, the better.
The average home air conditioner system has a 14-17 SEER rating.
All mini splits are notoriously low-cost to operate with a good SEER rating, including Senville.
Currently, any SEER number over 19 is a good number but the higher, the better.
After installing and using the Senville mini split for a while, I can say it is a very good unit.
It cools a room addition nicely that is roughly 600 square feet.
They have bigger units with sizes ranging from 9000 BTU – 36000 BTU.
The unit runs almost silent, and except for the door opening and air blowing out, it can almost not be heard at times.
The cost to operate it is also low and much cheaper compared to a window unit or big whole-house unit.
During the summer, it cools the space very well.
During the winter months, it also heats very well and is a very good fit for the American southwest climate I live in.
So far, Senville has not disappointed and has been working very nicely. I will update this post if anything changes.
As always, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure an adapter is a good fit for you.
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