MRCOOL Mini Split Buying Guide Posted on May 26, 2023 Mini splits are a cost-effective and energy efficient way to cool and heat multiple rooms, without the expensive installation and energy losses of ductworks. And when it comes to mini splits, one of the fast-rising names in the consumer industry is MRCOOL. Learn all about MRCOOL, its brand advantages, and the ductless mini splits it offers. About MRCOOL MRCOOL is a manufacturer that specializes in air conditioning and heating. Among its products are air conditioners, mini splits, heat pumps and furnaces. Proudly an American company, both its headquarters and warehouse are located in Hickory, KY. Apart from conventional ductless mini splits, MRCOOL offers DIY mini splits, an innovative product line that allows homeowners to install their own mini split without specialized training or tools. MRCOOL Mini Splits MRCOOL makes both single-zone and multi-zone mini splits to cater to a diverse range of cooling and heating needs. DIY 4th Gen series The latest generation of MRCOOL mini splits, this series of DIY mini splits come in single- and multi-zone models. Each boasts EnergyStar certification and high SEER and HSPF ratings. It also comes with wireless-enabled smart controllers, which allow for Wi-Fi control. Features: DIY for easy installation by non-professionals Only needs regular tools Up to 22 SEER Amazon Alexa and Google Home support Featured DIY 4th gen models Single-zone DIY mini split: MRCOOL DIY-18 18000 BTU DIY 4th Gen Energy Star Series Single Zone 22 SEER Mini Split with Heat Pump To install this single zone mini split system all you need is a few hours and some regular tools. Nothing special is required. It has a cooling capacity of 18,000 BTUs that can service a room about 550 – 800 sq. ft. or 20′ x 25′ up to about 29′ x 28′. This system is Energy Star Certified boasting high ratings including 22 SEER and 11.5 HSPF4. It comes with SmartController WiFi control module for smart home integration, and 25-foot DIY Pro Cable. The whole system ships in two packages. The indoor unit ships with all the required hardware needed for installation including a wall template and mounting plate, wall sleeve (to send the piping and line set through), a remote and the SmartController. The line sets will ship in the box with the condenser unit as well as a 25 ft pro-cable will be included with this system. Price: $2,156.00 MRCOOL DIY-18 18000 BTU DIY 4th Gen Energy Star Series Single Zone 22.7 SEER Mini Split with Heat Pump WiFi SmartController 208/230 Volt - Choice Line Set Length The only do it yourself (DIY), easy to install mini split air conditioner available. Energy Star Qualified System with Wireless-Enabled Smart Control... View Product Tri-zone DIY mini split: MRCOOL DIY-MULTI3-27HP230C 4th Gen 27000 BTU 22 SEER Configurable Tri-Zone Mini Split This tri-zone model can take up to 3 indoor wall units, totaling 33,000 BTUs. The system’s output capacity is 27,000 BTUs but the system will allow for 33,000 BTU connected capacity. It features a DC inverter variable speed compressor resulting in high efficiency, up to 22 SEER rating for energy efficiency. It also boasts low ambient functionality, being capable of 100% cooling operation down to 5°F. This makes it an ideal system for computer server rooms, greenhouses, and any other application that requires cooling all year. For those who live near coastal areas, the Gold Fin condenser is built to resist long term corrosion, giving you one less thing to think about. Price: $1,700.00 MRCOOL DIY-MULTI3-27HP230C 4th Gen 27000 BTU 22 SEER Configurable Tri-Zone Mini Split Base Price shown is for outdoor unit only. You can choose up to 3 indoor units below with a total connected capacity of 36,000 BTUs (minimum 2 units / 1... View Product Quadzone DIY mini split: MRCOOL DIY-MULTI4-36HP230C 4TH Gen 36000 BTU 21.5 SEER Configurable Quad-Zone Mini Split This quad-zone system can take up to 4 indoor wall units, totaling 42,000 BTUs. The system’s output capacity is 36,000 BTUs but the system will allow for 42,000 BTU connected capacity. When connected as a 4 zone system, it offers a 21.5 SEER rating for energy efficiency. This is accomplished by a DC inverter and variable speed compressor for improved operational efficiency. Mr. Cool uses its own unique pre-charged Quick Connect Line Sets, which are not included. The good news is that no vacuuming is needed, so therefore no HVAC installer is required! Line sizes are 1/4″ x 1/2″ for 9000, 12000 and 18000 BTU indoor units. You will need a 3/8″ x 5/8″ line set for 24,000 BTU indoor units. Price: $2,107.00 MRCOOL DIY-MULTI4-36HP230C 4TH Gen 36000 BTU 21.5 SEER Configurable Quad-Zone Mini Split Base Price shown is for outdoor unit only. You can choose up to 4 indoor units below with a total connected capacity of 48,000 BTUs (minimum 2 units / 1... View Product DIY Ceiling Cassette mini split: MRCOOL DIYCASSETTE-18 18000 BTU Ceiling Cassette DIY 4th Gen Energy Star Series Single Zone 21.8 SEER Mini Split with Heat Pump This ceiling cassette model has a capacity of 18,000 BTUs and cool a space that is about 550 – 800 sq. ft. In actual dimensions, that is a room that measures about 20′ x 25′ up to about 29′ x 28′. It is Energy Star Certified boasting high ratings including 21.8 SEER and 11.6 HSPF4. The ambient temperature requirements for this unit are -13° – 122°F for the cooling mode. This innovative ceiling cassette is a low-profile unit that blends seamlessly into any installation. It is designed to work with standard 16″ on center ceiling joists or pre-manufactured I-Joists. It is easily installed between the joists and secured with screws. Replacing the air filter is easy as well. The ceiling cassette is designed with an air filter panel that can be lowered and raised, remotely, for easy filter cleaning or replacement. Simply activate the Elevation Function and the filter panel will lower automatically – no ladder required! It comes with a WiFi module for smart home integration, a 25 ft DIY Pro Cable and a 25 ft line set. It features crimped connectors as well as protective conduit covering for long lasting use. Price: $2,631.00 MRCOOL DIYCASSETTE-18 18000 BTU Ceiling Cassette DIY 4th Gen Energy Star Series Single Zone 21.8 SEER Mini Split with Heat Pump WiFi SmartController 208/230 Volt - Choice Line Set Length The only do it yourself (DIY), easy to install mini split air conditioner available. Energy Star Qualified System with Wireless-Enabled Smart Control... View Product MRCOOL’s DIY Advantage One of the standout features of the MRCOOL brand is its DIY design. The company’s mini splits are the only truly do-it-yourself ductless mini-split. This is accomplished through several patented innovations: Precharged line sets The mini splits use R-410a pre-charged Quick Connect® line sets that allow non-professionals to install the system without needing specialized tools, equipment or training. They are the signature component of the DIY series as they greatly simplify the installation process. Without these essential parts, one would need costly HVAC tools to connect, vacuum, and charge the line set, making the installation of a new mini split considerably more expensive. To ensure reliability, the line sets underwent hydrostatic pressure testing by an independent product testing company. The connected fitting assemblies were subjected to a minimum pressure of 400 PSI in an environmental chamber for eight hours, as well as a pull test of 500 pounds of force. We carry different line set sizes specifically designed for your MRCOOL mini split. DIYPro Cable Available with the DIY 4th gen mini split series, the DIYPro™ cable eliminates the need for electrical conduit. The armored cable is shielded in coated flexible conduit providing higher mechanical protection and durability. providing higher mechanical protection and durability. It comes with flexible easy connectors for seamless trouble-free coupling. Coupler kits In case the included 25ft line sets aren’t long enough, MRCOOL also makes coupler kits to extend line sets. The kits come in two sizes, one for 9k, 12k and 18k units; and another for 24k, 36k and 48k units. We offer different coupler kits to accommodate different sizes. Smart Home Integration Just because it’s DIY doesn’t mean it’s lowtech. The 4th gen series also comes with an integrated wireless controller. This means your MRCOOL mini split can be controlled with your smartphone or tablet, from anywhere in the world with an internet connection. This is accomplished with the MRCOOL SmartHVAC app, available for both Apple and Android devices. The app allows for a wide range of functions. These include: Weekly Scheduling – Powerful 7 day scheduling functionality helps you schedule your air comfort as per desired settings and time. Filter Maintenance Reminder – Because changing the filter is important, and you don’t need to keep forgetting. Geo Fencing – Automatically turn your mini split on before you arrive and switch the system off automatically once you leave. Zone Control – Create dedicated air comfort zones with single touch control. The app also supports Amazon Alexa and Google Home Assistant integration, allowing you to control the mini split by voice or directly from your smart home menu. And because energy efficiency is more important than ever, the app also allows you to track your heating or cooling usage to control your utility costs! Make the Jump to DIY If you are looking to do your own mini split installation without the cost , labor and special requirements of a professional HVAC installation, MRCOOL is exactly what you need. Check out our wide selection of MRCOOL mini splits, components, and accessories to help you get started on your DIY mini split! And if you’re ready to install your mini split, check out our helpful guide to Mini Split Installation for both DIY and professionals! Mickey Luongo Mickey is the resident heating and air conditioning expert with over 15 years of experience in the industry.