Klimaire Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump/AC Reviews and Prices 2022

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Klimaire is one of the newest and fastest growing manufacturers of ductless mini and multi-split type air conditioning and heat pump systems in the world. There’s more information on the company below. 

This article focuses on 8 single zone models representing 4 different series. They are listed from smaller to larger. Short overviews are given, and you can check the price or buy, if you’re ready to make a purchase and get on with your day.

Klimaire Mini Split Systems – Overview

Full reviews follow further down the page.

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Features

Klimaire 9,000 BTU Ductless Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 9,000 BTU Cooling and 10,000 BTU Heating Capacity
  • 19 SEER and 10 HSPF
  • For Cooling and Heating up to 350 Square Feet
  • 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty on Compressor, 1 Year on Parts

Klimaire DIY 12,000 BTU 20 SEER Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 12,000 BTU Cooling and Heating Capacity
  • 20 SEER and 10 HSPF
  • Easy Do It Yourself Installation
  • 7 Year Compressor and 5 Year Parts Warranty

Klimaire 12,000 BTU 21.5 SEER Ductless Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 12,000 BTU Cooling and 11,800 BTU Heating Capacity
  • 21.5 SEER and 11.5 HSPF
  • For Cooling and Heating up to 550 Square Feet
  • 5 Year Manufacturer Warranty on Compressor, 1 Year on Parts

Klimaire 12,000 BTU 22.5 SEER HYPERHEAT Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 12,000 BTU Cooling and 11,800 BTU Heating Capacity
  • 22.5 SEER and 12 HSPF
  • Heating operation down to -22°F, with 100% capacity at 5°F
  • 7 Year Compressor and 5 Year Parts Warranty

Klimaire 18,000 BTU 21 SEER Ductless Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 18,000 Cooling and Heating Capacity
  • 20.8 SEER and 10 HSPF
  • Energy Star Certified
  • For up to 1,000 Square Feet of Living Space

Klimaire Ductless Mini-Split Inverter AC Heat Pump

  • 24,000 BTU Cooling and Heating Capacity
  • 17 SEER and 9.5 HSPF
  • Cooling and Heating for up to 1,500 Square Feet
  • 5 Year Compressor, 1 Year Parts Warranty

Klimaire 24,000 BTU 20.5 SEER HYPERHEAT Ductless AC Heat Pump

  • 24,000 BTU Cooling and Heating Capacity
  • 20.5 SEER and 11.5 HSPF
  • For up to 1,500 Square Feet
  • Heating operation down to -22°F, with 100% capacity at 5°F

Klimaire DIY 36,000 BTU 17 SEER Mini Split AC Heat Pump

  • 36,000 BTU Cooling and Heating Capacity
  • 17 SEER and 8.5 HSPF
  • For up to 2,000 Square Feet of Space
  • 7 Year Compressor and 5 Year Parts Warranty

Klimaire Ductless Mini Split Reviews

Here are more details for each Klimaire model. Click on the link to check prices, find more information or purchase the right mini split system for your needs. 

Klimaire Ductless Mini-Split Inverter (9K BTU_115V 19 SEER)

Features:

  • Remote control with many functions for user friendly comfort settings
  • Auto Restart
  • Louver Position Memory
  • 24 Hour Programmable Timer

Pros:

  • Installation kit includes wall bracket

Cons:

  • 15-foot refrigerant lines might preclude 2nd floor installation

Bottom Line:

This small 9K, 19 SEER unit is in the KSIV line of ductless mini splits from Klimaire. This 115 volt model will require less space in your main breaker box and smaller gauge wires. The energy efficiency is significantly higher than the government minimum of 14, and the price is among the lowest for a mini split in this class.

Klimaire DIY 12,000 BTU 20 SEER Mini Split Heat Pump Pre-Charged 115V

Features:

  • “Healthy Filters” for better indoor air quality
  • I-Feel Remote
  • Multiple Modes for Comfort
  • Low Temperature Heating – down to 5F

Pros:

  • Full Installation Kit Included
  • Great warranty without professional installation

Cons:

  • Instructions for the phone app could be clearer
  • Several purchasers report difficulty communicating with customer service

Bottom Line:

This DIY 12K, 20 SEER ductless mini split is right in there with its competition for ease of installation, price, and customer satisfaction. Though just shy of the Energy Star rating, it has a high enough SEER to produce both cooling and heating at a considerable savings over many other models.

Klimaire 12,000 BTU 21.5 SEER Ductless Inverter Heat Pump System (230 Volt)

Features:

  • Built-in Base Pan Heater
  • 12 Speed Fan
  • 2 Way Air Flow
  • Follow Me function on Remote

Pros:

  • Energy Star Certified for high efficiency and low utility bills
  • WiFi Ready

Cons:

  • Professional Installation Required
  • Installation may cost more than the product

Bottom Line:

Competitively priced, this unit has found a place in many homes and has proven itself in the ductless mini split market. This is one of Klimaire’s KSIE Series with the energy savings that so many are looking for today. Combined with the high SEER, the DC inverter technology can achieve over 30% in savings versus a conventional on/off system.

Klimaire 12,000 BTU 22.5 SEER HYPERHEAT Ductless Inverter Heat Pump (230 Volt)

Features:

  • High Density Air Filter
  • High Air Discharge Temperature
  • Self-Cleaning
  • Efficient Operation as Low as -22F

Pros:

  • Enhanced Base Plate for high efficiency heating at low temperatures
  • Low Ambient Cooling for efficient cooling even in low temperatures
  • Golden Fin Anti-corrosion Coating to protect the outdoor coil
  • Auto Defrosting and Anti-cold Air

Cons:

  • Occasionally, an order is shipped missing the installation kit or other item, but this is rare

Bottom Line:

With Hyper Heat capability and Energy Star efficiency, this 12,000 BTU ductless mini split is just the ticket for those living in cold climates. The KSIH lineup of Hyper Heat models have been improved so that they also have a 7 year compressor, 5 year parts warranty that rivals many of the more expensive brands.

Klimaire 18,000 BTU 21 SEER Ductless Mini-Split Inverter Heat Pump System (230 Volt)

Features:

  • Compressor Heater
  • Fireproof Electric Box
  • Self-diagnosis
  • Auto-protection

Pros:

  • Energy Star Certified
  • Eco-Friendly

Cons:

  • Small print instructions are adequate at best

Bottom Line:

All models in the WiFi Ready KSIE Series are Energy Star certified and have SEER ratings of 20.5 to 22.8 that will save you money. Available in 9K and 12K 115 volt models and 9K, 12K, 18K and 24K in 220 volt models. For economic, comfortable cooling and heating of your living space from 350 to 1,500 square feet.

Klimaire Inverter Air Conditioner Heat Pump System (24K BTU_208/230V 17 SEER)

Features:

  • Wireless i-Remote Control w/Wall Bracket is Standard
  • Temperature Compensation with 3 Fan Speeds
  • Two-directional Air Flow
  • Dry Mode for More Dehumidifying Without More Cooling

Pros:

  • WiFi Ready for Control from Anywhere
  • Ideal for small spaces calling for spot cooling or heating

Cons:

  • Lower SEER than many competing brands

Bottom Line:

The KSIV Series contains 9K and 12k 115 volt, and 12K, 18K, 24K and 30K  230 volt models with SEER between 17 and 19. The DC Inverter variable speed technology, you won’t be making frequent thermostat adjustments. “Set it and forget it” – your room temperature will be steady. Whisper quiet operation and year-round comfort is what this 24,000 BTU unit is all about.

Klimaire 24,000 BTU 20.5 SEER HYPERHEAT Ductless Inverter Heat Pump (230 Volt)

Features:

  • Auto Restart
  • Self-Cleaning
  • Silent Mode for Sleeping
  • Turbo Mode for Fast Cooling or Heating

Pros:

  • Energy Star Certified
  • Specially Designed for Cold Climate Operation

Cons:

  • MUST be installed by a licensed HVAC technician for valid warranty

Bottom Line:

This is another of Klimaire’s KSIH HYPERHEAT Series. They are available in 9K, 12K, 18K and 24K models with SEER ratings from 20 to 25. There are lots of modes on the included remote to ensure that you will have the optimum conditioning of your living space.

Klimaire DIY 36,000 BTU 17 SEER Mini Split Heat Pump Pre-Charged 230V

Features:

  • Multi-bend high efficiency hydrophilic fin heat exchanger and blower wheel
  • Remote has features for Energy Savings, Comfort, Convenience, and Performance
  • 4-Way Louver Swing
  • Long Range discharge through larger fan to reach furthest corners of your room

Pros:

  • Easy, DIY installation
  • Quiet operation – One purchaser said, “We saved money, and it’s soooo quiet!”

Cons:

  • Slightly lower customer ratings than Klimaire’s main competitor in the DIY market.
  • Bottom Line:

Klimaire’s DIY models are available in 9 and 12K, 115 volt, and 12, 9, 12, 18, 24, 36K 230 volt. Their efficiency ratings range from 17 to 20 SEER. This one, the 36,000 BTU model, is designed for a larger area of up to 2,000 square feet. It comes with the pre-charged, quick connect 25 foot line set for DIY installation in a wide variety of applications.

About Klimaire: Who They Are and Their Mini Splits

Klimaire is a newer manufacturer and one of the few, along with MrCool and few others, that make DIY ductless mini split systems. Not all of them are DIY – for some, you’ll need pro installation. Those are noted in the Reviews above. 

The Company

Klimaire is one of the youngest and fastest growing manufacturers of mini split type air conditioning and heat pump systems in the world. Their head offices are located in Miami, Florida, which serves as a major export hub for distribution. From their distribution center there, most of the South American, Central American, and Caribbean nations are served.

In addition to ductless mini splits, Klimaire also markets package terminal systems, central heating and cooling systems, tankless water heaters and other similar residential and light commercial products. They are manufactured outside the U.S.

Klimaire Mini Splits

Klimaire makes a wide variety of ductless mini splits for both residential and light commercial applications. They vary from single zone to multi zone, from 9,000 BTU to 48,000 BTU, with 4 different types of indoor units (Wall Mount, Ceiling Cassette, Floor/Ceiling/Low Wall Mount, and Ducted Recessed). The SEER ratings run from 17 to 25. Klimaire has a ductless mini split to match almost any buyer’s needs.

Their Warranty

Klimaire has warranties on their ductless mini splits that are on par with most other brands in their price range. It must be noted that their warranty expressly specifies that for the warranty to be valid, they must be installed by a “professional, certified air conditioning contractor”   who has all proper licenses and insurance mandated by the state and locality in which they operate. The only exception to this is in the case of Klimaire’s DIY models, which are specially made for installation by the purchaser.

How to Install a Klimaire DIY Ductless Mini Split

When you purchase a Klimaire DIY ductless mini split, it will come with complete instructions as well as the hardware that is needed for installation. Here are some simplified directions on how the process is to be done after all parts are removed from the boxes they arrived in. It will be best to have a helper to assist lifting the units in the installation process.

Step 1 – Choosing the Location: Decide where you want to mount the indoor unit on the wall of the room you want to cool and heat. This must be on an outside wall, not one in the center of your home. Be sure to follow the directions as to how much clearance you should have between the top of the unit and the ceiling.

The outdoor unit should be placed in a location where the refrigerant and electrical lines will reach from the indoor unit, through the exterior wall, and down (or over) to the outside unit. It is best if the lines are able to be extended to almost full length so you do not have excess “loops” behind the outdoor unit. The outdoor unit may be mounted on wall brackets or, if at ground level, preferably on a cement pad, or at least on bricks, cement blocks, or some other solid, weatherproof material.

Step 2 – Mounting the Indoor Unit: With the template that is included with your system. mark the location on the wall for the mounting holes that will hold the indoor unit mounting plate to the wall. At this time, you should also mark the location where the refrigerant and electrical lines will go through the wall to the outside of the house.

Drill the pilot holes for the mounting plate and drill the hole through the wall according to the instructions. Fasten the mounting plate to the wall with the included fasteners and carefully bend the refrigerant lines so they can be inserted into the hole in the wall. If there is a plastic sleeve and collar for this hole, be sure to install them before inserting the lines. Gently feed the refrigerant lines, then the electrical wires through the hole, and mount the inside unit onto the mounting plate according to the instructions.

Step 3 – Connecting the Two Units: After carefully bending the refrigerant lines on the outside of the house and routing them to the outdoor unit, attach them to the unit following the instructions. Be sure to use two wrenches as specified, and tighten them after making sure they are threaded together correctly. These lines are pre-charged with refrigerant and sealed under pressure. Once they are connected, they cannot be removed or even loosened without losing the charge.

Follow the instructions for releasing the refrigerant using the special wrench supplied with your parts package. This allows the refrigerant to freely travel between the outdoor and indoor units to heat and cool your home. Connect the electrical line coming from the indoor unit to the outdoor unit by the special plug on its end. The two units are now fully connected.

Step 4 – Electrical Supply: There must be an external electrical supply to the outdoor unit that comes from your home. It may be either 110/115 volts or 220/230 volts, depending on the model of your mini split. It should be run from your main circuit breaker panel to a secondary disconnect box near your new outdoor unit on the outside of your house. another wire should be run from this box to the L1 and L2 terminals of the outdoor unit. Unless you are very familiar with installing this kind of high voltage electrical connections, you should have someone who is, or have a licensed electrician perform this step of your mini split installation. Once the electrical supply is connected, your mini split is operational.

Step 5 – Sealing and Covering the Line Set: Carefully seal the hole where the refrigerant lines (line set) and electrical wires came through the exterior wall of your home. This will prevent any insects from coming in. It is best to cover both the line set and electrical wires with a plastic line set cover (purchased separately) to protect and hide them, making for a neater looking installation.

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Rene has worked 10 years in the HVAC field and now is the Senior Comfort Specialist for PICKHVAC. He holds an HVAC associate degree from Lone Star College and EPA & R-410A Certifications.
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