Midea Mini Split Heat Pump/AC Reviews and Prices 2022

Who Makes Midea Mini Split Units?

Midea is a globally significant appliance manufacturer that specializes in air conditioning units, refrigerators, washers and dryers, and dishwashers. Headquarters for Midea are in China, and the company has over 100,000 employees. There are also many popular brands that are manufactured by the Midea group, like Toshiba. Toshiba and Carrier share the same technology in mini split systems.

Did you know? Midea and Carrier have a partnership that uses Midea’s Toshiba technology in Carrier-branded mini split. As a result, Midea mini split systems are often called Midea Carrier mini split systems. 

Features of Midea Mini Split Units

There are a number of features that make Midea mini split systems one of the best on the market.

Energy efficiency: Midea mini splits are energy efficient with SEER (seasonal energy efficiency ratio) ratings of up to 40. This is one the highest among all the mini split options that are available. Many of the Midea mini splits are Energy Star certified. 

WiFi: The Midea mini split system offers WiFi as a standard feature on many of their models. If WiFi is not a standard option, homeowners have the option to purchase a WiFi accessory kit that can connect to the Midea Air app from your smartphone or tablet. This enables you to control and monitor your mini split system at all times. 

Operating modes: There are many different modes that are available on Midea mini split units. The “Sleep Mode” adjusts automatically for comfortable sleeping temperatures. “Eco Mode” enables your mini split to run as efficiently as possible. “Turbo Mode” can cool or heat a room or space very quickly – a feature Midea also calls Hyper Heat. 

Motion sensors: An occupancy sensor is available on the Midea mini split systems. This sensor can detect if there are people in the room to adjust where and how the airflow will go from the indoor unit. In addition to the occupancy sensor, some Midea models have a handheld remote with a “follow me” feature to help regulate the temperature in whatever room that you are in.

Thermostat options: Midea mini split systems are compatible with many conventional thermostats, so there is not a need to purchase a new thermostat when you install a Midea mini split system. The inverter technology will not be affected by using a non-Midea thermostat. 

Line set choice: When you order a Midea mini split you have the option on how long you would like the line set to be. Many other brands simply have a standard pre-charged 25 foot line set or something similar to that.  

Warranties: Midea offers a range of warranty options based on the specific system. Most come with a 7-year compressor warranty and 5-year general parts warranty. Labor is covered on many systems for one year. 

Dry mode when air conditioning the space: A final feature that has the Midea mini split brand stand out among all the various options available is the ability to control the humidity levels. When the temperature is where you want it to be but the humidity level is high, the system will recommend Dry mode, which continues to remove humidity without cooling the air further. 

Various Midea Mini Split Products

There are a number of different mini split products available from Midea, so you’ve got good options for efficiency, features and cost.

The table below shows what indoor and outdoor units that can be purchased as well as the specs for the models. Also included in the table is the capacity in tons, how many zones are available – single and multi zones from 1 to 5 zones, the cooling efficiency in SEER, and the heating efficiency in HSPF (heating seasonal performance factor). The top of the line by Midea is the DLFPH High Wall Indoor Unit, which can reach up to a 40.0 SEER rating. For the outdoor options, the top of the line is the DLCPR Single Zone Outdoor Unit that has a SEER rating of 30.0 SEERs. The DLCMR Outdoor Unit can power up to five zones and has BTU capacity of up to 48,000 BTUs, so you have size options for high-efficiency systems. 

Product Introduction

ModelCapacityZoneCooling EfficiencyHeating Efficiency
Indoor Unit
Midea DLFEH High Wall Indoor UnitN/AN/AUp to 17.6 SEERUp to 10.6 HSPF
DLFPH High Wall Indoor UnitN/AN/AUp to 40.0 SEERUp to 14.5 HSPF
Outdoor Unit
DLCPR Single Zone Outdoor Unit12000 BtuSingle Zone30 SEER13.6 HSPF
DLCSR Single Zone Outdoor Unit18000 - 36000 BtuSingle Zone18 - 21.5 SEER10 - 12 HSPF
DLCMR Outdoor Unit18000 - 48000 Btu2 - 5 Zone20.4 - 21.1 SEER9.7 - 10.8 HSPF
DLCLR Single Zone Outdoor Unit48000 - 58000 BtuSingle ZoneUp to 18 SEER9 - 11 HSPF

Midea Wall System (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit) Prices By Capacity and Installed Cost

Midea offers wall system units that are as small as 0.75 tons (9,000 BTUs) in size and as large as 3 tons (36,000 BTUs) with five other options between them available. The prices for the unit alone are as low as $1230 for a 9000 BTU system and as high as $2870 for a 36,000 BTU system. The installation cost adds anywhere from around $700 to almost $1800 per zone to the unit price. The table below shows the capacities, unit price, and installed cost for the various Midea wall systems with both the air handler and the compressor (indoor and outdoor units).

Midea Wall System (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit) Prices By Capacity

Capacity By BtuCapacity By TonMini Split Unit PriceInstalled Cost
9,000 Btu0.75 Ton$1,230 - $1,730$1,970 - $2,770
12,000 Btu1 Ton$1,270 - $1,780$2,040 - $2,850
18,000 Btu1.5 Ton$1,550 - $2,340$2,480 - $3,750
24,000 Btu2 Ton$1,780 - $2,540$2,850 - $4,070
30,000 Btu2.5 Ton$1,850 - $2,600$2,960 - $4,160
36,000 Btu3 ton$1,990 - $2,870$3,190 - $4,600

Midea Wall System (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit) Prices By Zone

The number of zones or heads that the Midea mini split units can handle are from a single zone and up to five zones. An installed with 4 heads (indoor units) would heat and cool up to four rooms or living spaces. The table below shows the number of zones, the mini split unit price, and the total installed cost. As the number of zones or heads (air handler or indoor unit) increases the unit price and the installed cost also increases. 

Midea Wall System (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit) Prices By Zone

ZoneMini Split Unit PriceInstalled Cost
2 Zone$1,800 - $4,150$3,060 - $7,060
3 Zone$2,300 - $4,670$3,910 - $7,940
4 Zone$2,920 - $5,160$4,970 - $8,780
5 Zone$3,210 - $5,670$5,460 - $9,640

Other Ductless Type Options

There are also some other options for heating and cooling your home available from Midea that are not ducted. For example, the DLFSC ceiling cassette indoor unit mounts flush with the ceiling and has a capacity of between 9,000 and 24,000 BTUs with a SEER rating of up to 22.5. Midea also has a couple of ducted units, as well as other options. All the products by Midea below have a wide range of cooling and heating capacity. The table below shows the Midea model, the type of unit, the capacity, cooling efficiency, and the heating efficiency. 

Other Ductless Type Options

ModelTypeCapacityCooling EfficiencyHeating Efficiency
DLFSC Ceiling Cassette Indoor UnitCeiling Cassette9,000 - 24,000 BtuUp to 22.5 SeerUp to 12.0 HSPF
DLFLC Ceiling Cassette Indoor UnitCeiling Cassette36,000 - 48,000 Btu16.8 - 17.5 SeerUp to 11.0 HSPF
DLFSD Ducted Indoor UnitDucted9,000 - 48,000 Btu16.5 - 22.5 SeerUp to 12.0 HSPF
DLFLD Ducted Indoor UnitDucted58,000 BtuUp to 18 SeerUp to 12 HSPF
DLFSF Console Indoor UnitConsole12,000 - 24,000 BtuUp to 22.5 SeerUp to 12 HSPF
DLFLF Floor Ceiling Mount Indoor UnitFloor Ceiling Mount36,000 - 58,000 BtuUp to 16 - 18 SeerUp to 11 HSPF
DLFSA Ducted Indoor UnitAir Handler24,000 - 48,000 Btu16 - 20 Seer9.5 - 10.4 HSPF

Midea Other Types (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit Single Zone) Prices and Installed Cost

The Midea ductless and ducted options that were listed in the table above are also located in the table below. The unit prices and the installed cost for each option is also in the table. As you can see, there is a wide range of prices for each option. An installed console can be as cheap as $2510 and a central ducted unit can cost as much as $6650. See the table below for more price information for each of the other options available.

Midea Other Types (Indoor Unit + Outdoor Unit Single Zone) Prices and Installed Cost

TypesMini Split Unit PriceInstalled Cost
Ceiling Cassette$1,410 - $3,630$2,540 - $6,540
Ducted$1,430 - $3,530$2,580 - $6,360
Console$1,390 - $3,250$2,510 - $5,850
Floor Ceiling Mount$1,750 - $4,150$3,150 - $7,470
Central Ducted$2,975 - $3,690$5,360 - $6,650

Compare to other Brands

Midea vs Mitsubishi Mini Split – Mitsubishi is one of the leading, if not the leading, mini split option for homeowners. The prices of Midea and Mitsubishi are very comparable, and the Midea does have a model that can reach a SEER rating of 40. Both brands offer single and multiple zone heating and cooling capabilities, but Mitsubishi offers a model that can serve eight zones, whereas Midea’s largest unit serves five zones. All in all, both are very similar, but Mitsubishi is a bit ahead in ratings and overall efficiency.

Midea vs Gree Mini Split – When comparing Midea and Gree mini split systems, they are very similar. They both offer high quality, good features options for indoor units and very high efficiency choices. The most efficient Gree mini split is 38 SEER while the most efficient Midea system is 40.

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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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2 thoughts on “Midea Mini Split Heat Pump/AC Reviews and Prices 2022”

  1. I installed a Midea mini split 9,BTU, 110 volts. When we plug the equipment, the breaks on master panel stop the electricity two times. I want to know if this affected the unit of the mini split. I think something could happens because at 71 degree on the garage, it is hotter than inside the house at 74 degrees.
    I would like your advice.

    Mrs. Perez

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