5 Tips to Operating Your LG Multi Zone Mini Split
Ductless mini splits are a cost-effective and efficient alternative to traditional ducted ACs, such as central air systems. LG is one of the top developers of ductless mini split appliances and, for years, they have helped create more comfortable homes and improve the lives of homeowners across the U.S.
Operating an LG multi zone mini split system is straightforward. However, as with any home appliance, you should correctly maintain it for optimal performance and to prolong the life of the units. Follow these tips to get the most out of your LG multi zone mini split.
1. Maintain and Clean the Filters on Your Mini Split System
One of the great advantages of your LG multi zone mini split is that it improves the air quality in a home. Inside each unit, an air filter removes harmful airborne contaminants such as dust, debris, or dander.
The filters in mini split units need to be periodically cleaned and maintained. To maintain the filtration system, remove the filter from the unit and clean it with a cloth. Depending on your system’s condition and how much you use it, the filters must be replaced annually or semi-annually.
Investing in an LG ductless mini split system is a convenient alternative to other types of HVAC systems, such as central air systems and window air conditioners. Installing a mini split system isn’t very complicated, and you won’t have to spend much on labor costs. More importantly, mini split systems require less maintenance than central air systems and are less prone to breakdowns.
2. Control Your Mini Split with Your Smartphone
The latest LG multi zone mini split models come with smart connectivity, so you can use your smartphone to adjust the temperature from anywhere. This is very useful for large homes since you can adjust your mini split units from any room. You also don’t have to be inside the house to adjust the temperature; through the app, you can turn on the mini split system as you are driving home, so it heats or cools your home to the ideal temperature before you arrive.
The app provides advanced statistics about your system, including humidity levels, airflow, and other information. The app also allows you to set a security feature to prevent unauthorized use of the unit.
3. Pair Your Mini Split with a Smart Thermostat
An LG multi zone mini split system can be paired with a smart thermostat like the Honeywell D6 thermostat. At ComfortUp, we recommend using the Honeywell D6 with your mini split because it has a simple installation process that requires no tools. The thermostat sits on its tabletop stand, or you can easily attach it to the wall with adhesive strips included in the package.
A smart thermostat with a multi zone mini split is great for large families with people that have different temperature preferences. Each member of the family can set the temperature in their room or zone to suit their comfort level.
4. Use Temperature Cycles
Using the mini split app, you can program specific temperature cycles, enabling you to program the mini split to turn on at a specific time during the day and turn off when you no longer need it. For example, during weekdays, you could program it to turn on at 5:00 p.m. and turn off at 2:00 a.m. when you are sleeping and the house is already cool.
Investing in a multi zone mini split AC is an excellent way to lower your energy bills. Central ducted air systems waste about 30% of the energy produced as the air travels through the ductwork. Ductless multi zone mini split systems don’t have this issue, which results in long-term savings on utilities.
5. Use a Mini Split System as a Supplementary Heat Source
Mini split systems can be used as primary and supplementary heat sources. They have enough power to heat or cool any area or large home, but they can also be used with other types of air conditioning systems, such as a central ducted system.
One problem with central ducted systems is that any room that isn’t along the ductwork’s path won’t be heated and cooled properly. These areas tend to be garages, basements, attics, or any space built after the ductwork was constructed. Instead of extending the ductwork, you can install a mini split system in rooms that aren’t covered by the central system.
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