Quick-rundown: A simple install DIY mini split AC & Heat Pump combo packed with 4 operating modes and Smart features for efficient year-round comfort in very large spaces at an unbeatable price.
With no special tools or training required, the Perfect Aire 3PAMSHQC36 simplifies the do-it-yourself installation. This 36,000 BTU unit comes with everything you need to enjoy comfort in your home. Follow the step-by-step instructions to connect the outdoor condenser to the indoor blower with the included 25’ line set, and you’re choosing between 4 operating modes with the included remote control in no time. Take advantage of the built-in Smart features by downloading the Perfect Aire app to your smartphone or tablet, and you're controlling, programming, and monitoring your mini-split from anywhere with a wireless connection.
DIY vs Non-DIY
- No soldering, No refrigerant handling, No gauges, No vacuum pump or licensed contractor needed.
- Full warranty on compressor AND parts, even if you self install
- Cost of install: $0 plus your time invested to install the unit
- Price for unit with the additional install accessories needed for the installation is about 15% less(sounds like a great deal)
- Estimated cost average for professional installation by an HVAC technician about the same cost as the equipment or more
- Warranty in place but only if installed by a licensed HVAC company(no warranty otherwise)
The 4 Main Operating Modes
- Cooling: 36,000 BTUs to efficiently cool spaces up to 2,500 square feet.
- Heating: Efficient heat pump technology delivers 36,000 BTUs of heat, good for spaces up to 2500 square feet.
- This unit allows you to set your desired temperature from 62 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Dehumidify: Enable DRY mode and the unit acts as a dehumidifier, removing more moisture than air conditioning alone. In this mode, you can remove 1.5 liters of moisture per hour, almost matching the energy factor of best-selling portable dehumidifier brands.
- Fan Only: The unit offers 4 fan speeds in any operating setting or use the fan mode alone to circulate fresh air throughout your space.
Energy Saving Modes
- AUTO Mode: A “set it and forget it” feature for eliminating guesswork. With your desired temperature set, enable AUTO mode and your mini split will choose the most appropriate operating mode to achieve maximum comfort in your space.
- SLEEP Mode: Save energy and money by enabling SLEEP mode. The unit will adjust the temperature by 2 degrees towards a less costly operation: every hour for the first 2 hours, then locks in that optimal running state for the next 5 hours, before it shuts off automatically.
The 2PAMSHQC36-16 model has a built in wireless smart controller. Simply download the Perfect Aire app, connect your smartphone or tablet, and you have a virtual remote controller. Switch between modes and program run times anywhere with a wi-fi connection.
Other Cool Features
Programmable Timer and Mode Scheduling
4 Fan Speeds
- Set your system to turn on and off to save energy and money: Set TIMER ON and TIMER OFF times in 30-minute increments up to 10 hours, then 1-hour increments afterwards.
- With the Perfect-Aire app and a Wi-Fi connection, you can even schedule times for the different modes to run – all from a smartphone or tablet.
- Press the FAN SPEED button on the remote to cycle through Auto, Low, Medium, and High and find one that suits any situation.
Auto-Swing Louvers & Angle Memory
- In case of a power outage, the unit will automatically restart and revert to your settings once power is restored.
The Turbo Button
- The Louvers can be set to automatically swing back and forth for an even air distribution. Press the “SWING” button on your remote to start and stop.
- Louver Angle Memory – Keep your previously set louver direction every time you power on your unit.
- Hit this button on the remote to reach a desired temperature even faster. Your best friend when having guests over.
Refrigerant Leakage Detection, Self-Cleaning, & Self-Diagnostics
- Turn off the unit from COOL, AUTO, or DRY modes and the unit will operate in a super low-power state to dry up the condensed water many other AC units leave behind, preventing the mildew problem many have known with other AC solutions.
- The indoor unit will automatically display “EC” when it detects refrigerant leakage.
- LED Display codes on the indoor blower keep you in the know, letting you rest assured your timer was successfully set, indicating whether the unit is in defrost mode, self-cleaning mode, or simply indicating it is time to change your air filter.
The Critical Components
Anti-Corrosive Condenser & Inverter Compressor
- Perfect Aire single-zone units use a golden hydrophilic condenser to accelerate the defrosting process, improving the heating efficiency. This unique anti-corrosive condenser can withstand salty air, rain, and other corrosive elements.
- The inverter compressor is programmed to run at optimum speed; set by the input frequency as it varies between heat requirements. This allows the unit to curb drastic temperature swings, keeping your space comfortable. Inverters use a different rotation speed than regular compressors, out-performing them in quietness, efficiency, and longevity.
|AHRI Certificate Number
||25' Precharged Line Sets
||Refrigerant Leak Detection
||Timer and Sleep Mode
||Low Noise Airflow System
||208/230V 1 Phase 60 Hz
|Max Breaker Size
|Min. Breaker Size
||Indoor Unit: 14-1/2" Outdoor Unit: 31-5/16"
||Indoor Unit: 53-1/8" Outdoor Unit: 34-7/8"
||Indoor Unit: 10-1/2" Outdoor Unit: 14-3/8"
|Weight (in lbs)
||1 Year Unit Replacement / 7 Year Compressor / 7 Year Parts
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||PROPOSITION 65 WARNING
6 Customer review(s)
Great product and simple installation
I installed this in 4 hours with the help of two friends. The directions were fairly clear, and the installation went perfectly! This is a well designed package!
The unit does a GREAT job cooling my workshop. It is whisper quiet!
I had one issue with the condenser wall mount. Customer service couldn’t have been more helpful, and immediately sent me the right mount.
I highly recommend both the PerfectAire 36,000 btu unit, and HVACDIRECT!
I'm more satisfied than I anticipated
The only thing you will need help with on this kit is the electrical connection (ask an electrician to run an ac disconnect switch with a "ac whip" for you or do it yourself if you are comfortable/certified.
The things I needed help with were lifting the units and handling the lineset passing it from the basement up to the condenser outside.
This unit cools my 1500 sq ft basement from 80 F to 70 F in a couple hours. Dehumidification isn't its strong suit but it does certainly work. If the price difference wasn't so minimal I would've purchased the 24k unit but I'm glad I went bigger because it runs less and saves a lot of electricity and also these are near s'ilent inside and outside at full power.
To install the 3 ton version or "36,000 BTU" verison of this unit you will need a few people to help lift the unit onto a slab/wallmount or some form of lift/dolly. The weight isn't really a big deal it's the huge size of the 3 ton unit. Not that it's too big or anything its just it's a freakin 3 ton unit.... lol
Looking forward to having cooler summers, happier plants and a warmer winter.
Thank you so much HVACDIRECT you guys have been really good to me.
yes I would get another
very nice system works very well does the job required
I have had this unit for about one year now. Definitely worth the money. I haven’t had any problems with my unit. I have it in a second home was a Wi-Fi hook up. The Wi-Fi helps me turn it on before I get to the house. In the summer it cools the house before I get there, and in the winter it heats up before I get there. You can’t ask for anything more! Overall a great product. I highly recommend it.
Worth the money
Cant go wrong for the price. I have the unit up about a year now and A/C and heat both work great. Wasn't hard to install just take your time. I'm looking at another unit now for upstairs.
Not too difficult job for a DIY. Pleased with unit so far.
Installation was straightforward and not too difficult for a DIY.
We've been able to evaluate the unit with cooling a few hot days and now heating on some much cooler days. We are quite pleased so far with the operation of the Perfect Aire unit.
February 19, 2020JeffreyUtterback asked:
I'm interested in a DIY mini split system. Is it possible to get a shorter precharged line set than the 25'?
Unfortunately the DIY system lines are only available in 25 feet. If it needs to be shorter many times they will coil it up.
February 12, 2020KD asked:
Can DIY 25ft line sets be joined for greater distance?
The DIY lines are not designed to be joined together. -Thanks
October 24, 2018nathan asked:
How many AMPS does this unit pull
The maximum amp draw on this unit is 35 amps. Thanks!
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