My 2 cents Re: Geothermal. We built a house two years ago and installed a geothermal system. Our system cost $60k of which we got $20k back on our taxes. Our house is 6000 sq ft. and tested at less than 1 ACH at 50 pascals so it is pretty tight. We have lots of insulation but also lots of windows.
My observation is the system is great for cooling but I'm unimpressed with its heating abilities. On the heating, out of the box it was designed to kick in the electric resistance heat if the set point was more than 3F from the current temp. I think that should make anyone claiming this is a "green" solution eat their words.
During a cold winter, we are using thousands of kilowatts to heat the house. Bottom line is great in the summer but not so great in the winter.
Thanks for responding regarding the access panel! Your solution is very helpful and I agree with your suggestion that this is something Mitsubishi should have a ready made solution for.
Nice video. Could you provide some detail on how you trimmed out the celling unit for the mini split? It looks like there is some sort of access panel right along side it. We have one of those units and we are confused how to trim it out.
Nice work! I really like the door hardware. Any details on that?
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