Samsung Mini Split Heat Pump Review And Price Analysis (Complete Breakdown)

Mini Split heat pumps today have become preferable over electric baseboards or furnaces thanks to the ease with which they operate and the efficiency they grant their owners. 

Mini-splits, especially, follow an unconventional method of heating/cooling where they divide their designated heating and cooling areas into zones. 

Another prized asset when it comes to mini splits is their ductless operation. This is great for installation in relatively new homes or houses without ductwork. It reduces the added burden of setting up ductwork on your wallet while giving you more efficient heating/cooling.

One of the best, well-known brands out there when it comes to heating appliances like Heat pumps, or electrical units of any kind is Samsung. It is popular for its technological innovations, for which it has an international audience. 

You might know Samsung for its phones and tablets. However, Samsung was one of the first few companies to branch out into mini-split heating systems. 

When you take into account the fact that Samsung has quite the reputation for integrating Smart features into its devices, it is easy to imagine that it has done the same for its mini-split systems. In fact, Samsung’s products take the lead in terms of WiFi-enabled and Smart home connectivity. 

You’ll find a line of products ranging from single zone to multi-zoned units that are suitable for domestic and commercial uses.

You’re not likely to get the most efficiency out of Samsung’s units, but if you’re someone who likes boasting about having the latest technology ingrained into every part of your home, you’ll find yourself falling quite quickly for Samsung’s Heat pumps.

This article is to navigate you through the variety of products, prices, and features under Samsung’s name.

Samsung’s Mini Split Series Explained

Samsung’s line of products can be broadly divided into different sectors based on the number of zones they can support. 

Wall-mounted

All products from these selections are Wall-mounted and range from 9,000- 36,000 BTU ratings. Another prized aspect of these products is their quiet and noiseless operation.

Samsung’s mini-split systems have noise levels as low as 25 dB, some of the lowest we’ve seen in the mini-split heat pump market.

Samsung also has multi-zoned wall-mounted units that support up to 4 zones.

Concealed Duct

You can also find Samsung products that come with a Concealed Duct design. These products are ideal because they are very flexible in their installation. Within this line, you will find BTU ratings as high as 48,000. 

They can cover a wide area, and are well fitted for commercial office spaces and conference rooms, or even banquet halls. 

These models also have a low profile with noise reduced functioning as well as regulated temperature changes.

Ceiling Cassettes

Ceiling Cassette heat pumps are other kinds of mini splits by Samsung that range between 12,000 to 48,000 BTU heating capacities. Products contain ‘turbo fans’ which help keep motor noise down while maintaining consistent airflow throughout the room.

Free joint Heat Pumps

Another sector of Mini Split Heat pumps by Samsung that are perfect for commercial use is the Free Joint heat pumps. These are multi-zoned systems that can be set up on multiple floors and controlled together.

These are ideal for malls and apartment buildings and are very unique to Samsung. You’ll find a variety of features including turbofan, energy-saving SEER ratings, and much more in this line of products.

Features of Samsung Mini Split Systems

While it is hard to pinpoint specific features common to all units that define Samsung, some remarkable aspects of Samsung’s mini-splits are as follows

Impressive Heating Capacity

Heat pumps are the most crucial during winters, where you never know just how low the temperatures might drop. Samsung’s units like the FJM Max Heat are designed to blow out hot air to the max in the harshest weather- even when outdoor temperatures are as low as 5 F.

The unit keeps its condensate from freezing over and causing leaks in your home.

In terms of heating, you can also expect more stable airflow and heating from models like Samsung Standard FJM and FJM Max Heat, both of which are equipped with dual BLDC compressors. This means that you get more consistent heating.

Smart Features and WiFi Connectivity

Of course, WiFi-enabled functioning and Smart features are some of the best aspects to look forward to when it comes to Samsung’s models. For instance, the FJM models can connect to a smartphone and be controlled through a Samsung app. 

Otherwise, you can just as easily connect a unit to AI-powered devices like Amazon’s Alexa or Google to get the job done. With WiFi, you can monitor and regulate your heat pump’s functioning even if you’re not at home.

This way, you can ensure that you save energy and let your heat pump function at a low level when you’re not present.

Warranty On Samsung Mini Split Heat Pump

You can expect a satisfactory Warranty from Samsung. Most of the products are driven by an average 7-10 years Warranty, varying across different Selections.

Samsung Mini Split Heat Pump Models and Prices

This section discusses the current models still being put out by Samsung as well as their price ranges. A licensed Samsung Contractor will be able to give you a more accurate estimate.

Under the Single Zone Mini Split Systems, you can find Heat Pumps ranging from low to high efficiency, with the most basic model having a SEER rating of 17.

This is the Quantum RAC, under which you can find indoor units with BTU ratings ranging from 9,000 to 24,000. The HSPF rating is 8.5, and the model averages out at a price of $1,280-$2,150 without installation, and $2,000 to $3,650 with installation.

This system is one of the cheaper and more affordable units. Noise levels aren’t the most favorable here, because RAC systems come with the compressor being packed into the indoor unit itself.

Among the moderate efficiency range line of products, you have the following

The Novus, with a 20 SEER rating, a 9.8 HSPF rating, and 4 indoor units that cover areas pertaining to BTU ratings between 9,000 and 24,000. This is a Wall Mounted model, which costs around $1,500 to $2,500 without installation and can go up to $4,000 when you add installation costs.

Next in line is the Max, with its 19 SEER rating, 9.5 HSPF rating, and 5 available indoor units that have 9K, 12K, 18K,24K, and 36K BTU ratings respectively. The model is also wall-mounted and is the next best thing when it comes to price alongside the Quantum RAC, pitching in at a $1,600-$4,200 price range minus the installation.

Following these, at a 21 SEER rating,- both the Wind-Free RAC and the CAC Slim Duct models. The Wind-Free RAC with a 10 HSPF rating, has 2 indoor units, each of 9,000 and a 12,000 BTU rating.

This wall-mounted unit is priced at $2,135-$2,495 without installation and can go up to cost around $4,000 when installed. Keep in mind that this is also a RAC unit, and it is likely that you will have to put up with some noise.

The CAC slim duct, on the other hand, has a 10 HSPF rating and comes with 3 indoor units ranging from 9000 to 18,000 BTU sizes. The total costs with installation can add up to about $5,000 for this model.

Last in line is the Smart Whisper/WiFi model, which has a SEER rating of 23 and an HSPF rating of 10.7. Its 4 indoor units range from 9,000 to 24,000 BTU sizes.

The most interesting feature it lists is the WiFi-enabled operation that allows you to make your heating system a part of your Smart Home. The price range on this unit falls at around $2,000 to $3,000 without installation.

On the high end of the Single Zone Products are the Pearl and the Smart Pearl models, with the highest SEER and HSPF ratings yet at 28.1 and 12. Two indoor units come in 9,000 and 12,000 BTU sizes.

These have some of the best energy efficiency ratings and are priced at an average of $2,500 without installation costs. Including installation, costs might go up to $4,200.

Among the Multi-Zone units, there are two models- the FJM and the FJM Max Heat. The FJM has a 19 SEER rating and a 10 HSPF rating. Its 5 indoor unit sizes range from 7,000 to 24,000. Wall, Ceiling, and Ducted installation is available. The FJM is ideal for warmer climates and costs about $5,000-$11,500 including installation.

The FJM Max Heat, meanwhile, is perfect for harsh colder climates. It has a SEER rating of 18 and a perfect 10 HSPF rating. It comes with 5 available indoor units that also come in BTU sizes between 9,000-24,000.  The unit can cost between $5,000 to $11,550 with installation.

Samsung Outdoor ModelsIndoor & Outdoor Unit Price Only Indoor & Outdoor Installed Price
Pearl/Smart Pearl$2,250-$2,700$3,050-$4,200
Smart Whisper/WiFi$2,050-$2,695$2,850-$4,195
CAC Slim-duct$2,485-$3,550$3,285-$5,050
Wind-Free RAC$2,135-$2,495$2,935-$3,995
Novus$1,550-$2,465$2350-$3,965
Max$1,625-$4,200$2,425-$5,700
Quantum RAC$1,285-$2,150$2,085-$3,650
FJM (Multi Zone)$3,400-$7,200$4,900-$11,200
FJM Max Heat(Multi Zone)$3,635-$7,550$5,135-$11,550

Samsung Mini Split Heat Pump: Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Samsung’s Mini Splits have a great advantage over other models when it comes to Smart Features and WiFi-enabled functioning.
  • The company has prioritized enriching its equipment with technology over other features.
  • Samsung also offers a pretty good standard Warranty to its customers. The efficiency rating is also decent.
  • Different models have different unique features to offer. For instance, the FJM Max Heat sounds perfect for places with extremely cold weather, while the Whisper model seems like the go-to option for someone who prefers silent heat pumps. Samsung’s products are also great in appearance, with their smooth and sleek designs.
Cons
  • One of the biggest drawbacks of Samsung’s multi-split systems is that the BTU sizes are not very appealing.
  • Where other brands equip their outdoor units with heating capacities as big as 60,000 BTU, Samsung maxes out at 30,000. Samsung has given its products a fair eye for technology but has failed to develop them up to par internally.

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