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Blueridge BM18DIY16

18,000 BTU (1.5 Ton) 16 SEER Single Zone 208-230V Do-It-Yourself Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump System

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Includes

The Blueridge Do-It-Yourself eliminates the most technical, difficult steps from a normal HVAC installation.


  • No soldering
  • No refrigerant handling
  • No gauges
  • No vacuum pump

Normal HVAC Installation:


Usually, a technician will solder together copper tubing to create a sealed environment for the refrigerant chemicals to circulate. Then, they add nitrogen gas under high pressure to test for leaks. Next, they use a vacuum pump to evacuate all gasses from inside. Only then will they release the refrigerant that will allow the system to function, using gauges to make sure the volume and pressure are correct.


Blueridge Do-It-Yourself:


The Blueridge Do-It-Yourself system uses a different approach to get the same result. You get two separate units - the inside air handler and the outside condenser. The condenser already contains the correct amount of refrigerant. The copper lines attached to the air handler are already under vacuum. They have quick-connect fittings that maintain a vacuum until you're ready to connect. After you've installed the indoor and outdoor units, you screw together the quick-connect fittings, then open the valves to release the refrigerant. It's that easy.

How to Install Blueridge Do-It-Yourself Ductless Mini Split
Homeowners and contractors love Blueridge ductless mini-splits. If you own a home, you will want one.
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Affordable
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Blueridge mini-splits are a high quality, energy efficient and inexpensive option for cooling and heating many types of spaces without ductwork.
Blueridge mini-splits compare favorably to well-known brands at a fraction of the price. They have the highest online product ratings of all mini-split brands. Their affordability, ease of installation, and high quality make them a favorite among contractors and homeowners.
Use them to efficiently cool and heat these types of spaces:
  • Entire Homes
  • Condos
  • Bonus rooms
  • Mother-in-law apartments
  • Hotel rooms
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Basements
  • Man caves
  • Tiny homes
  • Studios
  • Workshops
  • Casitas
  • Pool houses
  • Sun rooms
  • Offices
  • Retreat spaces
  • Small businesses
  • Coffee shops
  • Enclosed porches
  • ...and many more applications
Blueridge mini-splits are whisper quiet and energy efficient. They use specialized inverter technology - a luxury feature not found in most standard HVAC systems. Inverter technology allows for precise, even heating and cooling. This powerful technology saves energy while heating and cooling more quietly and more effectively than traditional systems. They heat and cool by zone. This allows you to control temperatures by room or turn them off in unused rooms.
These systems consist of one outdoor condenser and at least one indoor air handler. These are connected using copper lines and special wire. You can use a single-zone system to heat and cool one space or multi-zone systems for multiple rooms.
Blueridge systems are simple to design and easy to install. Our product specialists can help you properly size and design the best system for your application.
"Blueridge ductless mini-splits are exclusive to Alpine Home Air and are one of our most popular brands. These units are manufactured to our specifications by the largest, most reputable HVAC manufacturer in the world. Our customers love them! We receive rave reviews because these products are solidly-engineered, thoroughly tested, reliable, and quiet.
Our customers order Blueridge because of the incredible value and savings. Competing brands cost more for one reason: a long supply chain raising the price before the product hits your door. With Blueridge, we buy directly from the manufacturer and our customers save thousands of dollars.
Long established throughout the rest of the world, mini-splits are quickly gaining popularity across America. The ease of installation, versatility, and savings cannot be matched. We know you will love our Blueridge mini-splits as much as we do. Please tell your friends and help us get the word out."
Andrew Arthurs
CEO and Founder - Alpine Home Air Products
Hear what our customers have to say about our best selling mini-split!
Ductless Mini-Split Basics Explained
Blueridge Mini-Splits Also Provide Heat!

Blueridge BM18DIY16
Standard Features
  • Pre-installed, 25' refrigerant lines with quick-connect means no expensive installation charges.
  • Set temperature with included remote control or with optional WiFi adapter and smartphone app.
  • Control hot or cold spots in your home with the Follow-Me feature of the remote control.
  • High-efficiency inverter technology allows for even cooling and heating while reducing energy costs.
  • Gold fin condenser coil coating extends the life of your system by protecting it from corrosion.
  • Intelligent sleep function adjusts to your sleep pattern in order to maximize your comfort and reduce energy costs.
  • User controls direct air flow.
  • Intelligent defrost reduces energy and defrost time by only defrosting when needed.
Includes*
DIY ODU component 1
18,000 BTU 16 SEER Single Zone Do It Yourself Ductless Mini Split Outdoor Condenser
DIY IDU component 1
18,000 BTU Single Zone Do It Yourself Wall Mounted Ductless Indoor Air Handler
Blueridge 17317000A50985 x1
Remote Control
Does not include all required components for installation. See required components below in the accessories section to complete your system. See Accessories

Installation
View installation manual in the documents below for full instructions.

Step 1 Mount

Once you have received the product, mount the indoor and outdoor units to your desired resting location.

Step 2 Connect

Next, run the line sets, drain line, and electrical wires from the indoor unit(s) to the outdoor unit.

Step 3 Electrical

Run a 220 volt power circuit from your main breaker to the outdoor disconnect. Then run the electrical whip from the disconnect to the outdoor unit.


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Specifications

Ambient Temperature Range (Cooling)
122 , 5 °F
Ambient Temperature Range (Heating)
5 , 86 °F
Mini-Split System Type

Ductless mini split systems can provide both cooling and heating, or just cooling.

Mini-Split System Type
Heating / Cooling
Low Ambient Cooling

Low Ambient Cooling means that the system will continue to cool when the outside temperature falls below 60 degrees. Performance varies but 5 to - 5 degrees is typcial.

Low Ambient Cooling
Yes
Product Type

Choose "Mini Split Only" for a system without installation accessories. Choose "Mini Split KIT" for a mini split with all accessories required for a typical installation. Choose "Mini Split DIY for a unit with quick-connect linesets to eliminate refrigerant handling. Choose "Hyper Heat" for ultra low temperature performance.

Product Type
Mini Split DIY
Cooling BTUs

Not sure what size you need? Feel free to use our easy Sizing Estimator.

Cooling BTUs
18000 BTU
Cooling Tonnage

Not sure what size you need? Feel free to use our easy Sizing Estimator.

Cooling Tonnage
1.5 Tons
Total Cooling Capacity BTU

The total amount of cooling delivered by the system. This number is inclusive of all interior air handlers. Not sure what size you need? Feel free to use our easy Sizing Estimator.

Total Cooling Capacity BTU
18000 BTU
Total Cooling Capacity
1.5 Ton(s)
Heating Capacity

The amount of heat, rated in BTUs that the item can produce.

Heating Capacity
18000 BTU
Maximum Heating Output BTU

The amount of heat, rated in British Thermal Units (BTUs), that the unit can deliver into the space. Not sure how many BTUs you need? Try our easy Equipment Sizing Estimator.

Maximum Heating Output BTU
18000 BTU
SEER

Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) is a measure of cooling over an entire season. It is determined by comparing the amount of cooling produced in BTUs in relation to the amount of electricity used. A higher SEER means a system is more energy efficient and would provide comfort at a lower utility cost than a lower SEER system.

SEER
16 SEER
Energy Efficiency Ratio

The measure of air conditioner efficiency at its maximum load

Energy Efficiency Ratio
11.0 EER
Coefficient of Performance

Coefficient of Performance is the efficiency ratio of the amount of heating or cooling provided by a heating or cooling unit to the energy consumed by the system. The higher the Coefficient of Performance the more efficient the system. Resistance electrical heating (such as electric baseboards) for example has a Coefficient of Performance of 1.0

Coefficient of Performance
2.7 COP
Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

A measure of heat pump efficiency while in a heating mode. The higher the number the better the energy efficiency.

Heating Seasonal Performance Factor
9.8 HSPF
Refrigerant

Inside air conditioning systems are liquid/gas refrigerant. There are two types of this refrigerant available for use, R-22 (more commonly known as Freon), and a newer alternative R-410A.

An air conditioning system does not consume refrigerant, but reuses it. As long as there are no leaks in the refrigerant circuit, there is no need to ever add more refrigerant to an air conditioning system.

Although R-22 is an effective refrigerant, if it is released into the atmosphere it can contribute to the depletion of the Earth’s ozone layer. The EPA has mandated the phasing out the use of R-22. It is being replaced by R-410A.

As of 2010, manufacturers are required to make all new air conditioners with R-410A. However, R-22 is still available for sale in existing pre-2010-manufactured equipment, and for use in servicing existing R-22 equipment. By 2020, R-22 will no longer be manufactured, but will still be recycled and available for sale.

Refrigerant
R-410A
Factory Precharge

This unit is charged with enough refrigerant for the condensing unit evaporator coil and the length of line stated. Longer line sets can be used but would require some additional refrigerant for appropriate operation.

Factory Precharge
25 Feet
Minimum Ampacity
15 Amps
Maximum Fuse/Breaker

The maximum capacity breaker that the unit can be connected to (This is the best option for consistent performance)

Maximum Fuse/Breaker
20 Amps
Maximum Line Length per Zone

The maximum length of line set approved for any individual zone.

Maximum Line Length per Zone
25 Feet
Maximum Height Difference

The maximum vertical distance between the condensing unit and the air handler.

Maximum Height Difference
25 Feet
Line Set Connection Type

There are two main types of connections for HVAC products brazed and flared. Brazed connections are typically used in standard split systems, and flare connections are typically used on mini splits and can be connected using a wrench.

Line Set Connection Type
Quick Connect
Compressor Type

Reciprocating compressors use a piston to compress the refrigerant.

Rotary compressors utilize a roller rotating eccentrically inside a cylinder and a spring mounted blade always rubbing against the roller. As the eccentric rotates towards the blade, the space is decreased and the refrigerant is compressed. Rotary compressors are very efficient.

Scroll compressors consists of 2 scrolls to pressurize refrigerant. Often 1 scroll is fixed and the other orbits eccentrically compressing the gas between the scrolls. Scroll compressors are quiet, smooth and offer highest efficiency ratio of all compressor types.

Scroll Ultratech™ compressors are advanced scroll compressors which offer more features and better diagnostics.

Compressor Type
Inverter
ENERGY STAR® Qualified

Products earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR specifications. The EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of principles:

  • Product categories must contribute significant energy savings nationwide.
  • Qualified products must deliver the features and performance demanded by consumers, in addition to increased energy efficiency.
  • If the qualified product costs more than a conventional, less-efficient counterpart, purchasers will recover their investment in increased energy efficiency through utility bill savings, within a reasonable period of time.
  • Energy efficiency can be achieved through broadly available, non-proprietary technologies offered by multiple manufacturers.
  • Product energy consumption and performance can be measured and verified with testing.
  • Labeling would effectively differentiate products and be visible for purchasers.

ENERGY STAR® Qualified
No
Zones

The number of interior air handlers connected to the condensing unit. Typically one, two, or three zones.

Zones
1
Liquid Line Connection Size

The outside diameter of the liquid line pipe (the inside diameter of the connection on the equipment).

Liquid Line Connection Size
1/4 Inches
Suction Line Connection Size

The outside diameter of the suction line (the inside diameter of the connection on the equipment).

Suction Line Connection Size
1/2 Inches
Indoor Air Handler Size, W x H x D
38 x 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 Inches
Sound Rating, Indoor

The noise produced by the unit rated in decibels. 30dbs is equivalent to a whisper, 60dbs is equivalent to a normal conversation, 90 dbs is equivalent to a lawn mower.

Sound Rating, Indoor
29 / 45 Decibels
Sound Rating, Outdoor

The noise produced by the unit rated in decibels. 30dbs is equivalent to a whisper, 60dbs is equivalent to a normal conversation, 90 dbs is equivalent to a lawn mower.

Sound Rating, Outdoor
57 Decibels
Outdoor Condenser Size, W x H x D

31 1/9 x 38 4/7 x 16 4/5

Outdoor Condenser Size, W x H x D
31 1/2 x 21 7/8 x 13 1/8 Inches
Indoor Air Handler Weight
26 Lbs
Outdoor Condenser Weight
80 Lbs
Voltage
208 / 230 Volts
Frequency
60 Hz
Voltage Phase
1
Compressor Warranty
5 Years
Parts Warranty
1 Year

Accessories

*Any accessories purchased with the Blueridge BM18DIY16, are eligible for free shipping.
ACCESSORIES FOR MINI-SPLIT SYSTEMS
Alpine ADHD164

5/8in Coil Standard Drain Hose 164ft Length

$87.48 Qty:
Alpine AHDH20

5/8in Inner Diameter Drain Hose, 20ft Length

$27.99 Qty:
Alpine KIT27

Complete Installation Supplies Kit for Blueridge Do-It-Yourself System with Condenser Pad

$89.99 Qty:
Alpine KIT28

Complete Installation Supplies Kit for Blueridge Do-It-Yourself System with 165lb capacity Wall Bracket

$107.99 Qty:
Blueridge BY650

Adjustable Wall Bracket for Ductless Mini Splits, 440 lbs capacity

$49.99 Qty:
Blueridge WFWM

WiFi Adapter for Blueridge BM Series - Wifi Capable Wall Mount Air Handlers

$39.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-MB14CW

(2-Pack) 14" Mounting Blocks with End Caps for Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Condensers

$19.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-MB17CW

(2-Pack) 17" Mounting Blocks with End Caps for Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioner and Heat Pump Condensers

$24.99 Qty:
DiversiTech EL1838-3

E-Lite 18" x 38" x 3" Mini-Split Condenser Pad

$33.99 Qty:
Rectorseal 83809

Aspen Mini Aqua 100-230V Condensate Pump

$235.78 Qty:
Rectorseal 83939

Aspen Mini White 100-250V Condensate Pump

$235.78 Qty:
Rectorseal 87743

Slab Stand for Ductless Mini-Split Condensers, 176 lbs Weight Capacity

$127.91 Qty:
Rectorseal 97705

Rectorseal 97705 Mighty Bracket

$127.96 Qty:
AIR BOOSTERS
Tjernlund AS1

75 CFM Room-to-Room Ventilator, 120 VAC Hardwired

$134.99 Qty:
AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM PROTECTORS
Diversitech CGB-AER

Coil Guard - Aerosol, Blue

$21.99 Qty:
CONDENSATION CONTROL
Rectorseal SS610E

Safe-T-Switch Electronic Condensate Overflow Switch

$78.14 Qty:
ELECTRICAL DISCONNECT
Alpine AG-DCT

Safety Non-Fused Electrical Disconnect

$12.99 Qty:
ELECTRICAL WHIPS
Alpine AG-WHP10

1/2 x 48 Inches, #10 Gauge Electrical Whip

$17.99 Qty:
MISCELLANEOUS
Blueridge Warranty S-1

One-Year Extended Parts and Compressor Warranty on Blueridge Single-Zone Mini-Split Systems

$50.00 Qty:
Blueridge Warranty S-2

Two-Year Extended Parts and Compressor Warranty on Blueridge Single-Zone Mini-Split Systems

$100.00 Qty:
OUTDOOR LINE SET COVERS
Blueridge BGG130

Blueridge Line Set Cover Kit BGG130

$79.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-CP3

Coupling for 3" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$3.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-D3

78" Long, 3" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Cover

$154.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-D3 (6-Pack)

(6-Pack) 78" Long, 3" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Cover

$273.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-D3 1M

39" Long, 3" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Cover

$13.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-DC4

End Cap for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$4.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-DCLIP-10

(10-Pack) SpeediClips™

$4.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-DE4

End Fitting for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$8.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-EB4

90° Inside Elbow for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$17.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-EIN4

90° Outside Elbow for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$17.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-FB4

90° Flat Bend for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$16.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-FB454

45° Flat Bend for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$16.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-FJ4

Flex Joint for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$13.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-FR4

Flat Wall Escutcheon for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$5.49 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-LFB4

90° Long Bend for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$13.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-WC4

Wall Connection Piece for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$17.99 Qty:
DiversiTech 230-WR4

Non-Flat Wall Escutcheon for 4" SpeediChannel™ Line Set Covers

$5.99 Qty:
DiversiTech DSCP-14

Outdoor Line Set Cover Kit, 4" x 2-3/4" - For Basement-Installed System

$79.99 Qty:
DiversiTech DSCP-24

Outdoor Line Set Cover Kit, 4" x 2-3/4" - For Attic-Installed System

$109.99 Qty:
TOOLS
Diversitech 358-20

Foam-Plus™ Foaming Coil Cleaner – 19 oz. Aerosol

$8.99 Qty:
Diversitech HDT303K

Deluxe Digital Thermometer

$22.99 Qty:

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