Perfect Aire DIY 36,000 BTU 17.6 SEER Quick Connect Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump w/ WiFi - 230V
Model: 3PAMSHQC36
Low Price: $2,144.00

Perfect Aire DIY 36,000 BTU 17.6 SEER Quick Connect Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump w/ WiFi - 230V

By: Perfect Aire Model: 3PAMSHQC36 ID: 8475
Low Price: $2,144.00
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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.

Smart Operation

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
  • 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.
4 Fan Speeds
  • Press the FAN SPEED button on the remote to cycle through Auto, Low, Medium, and High and find one that suits any situation.
  • In case of a power outage, the unit will automatically restart and revert to your settings once power is restored.
Auto-Swing Louvers & Angle Memory
  • 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.
The Turbo Button
  • Hit this button on the remote to reach a desired temperature even faster. Your best friend when having guests over.
  • 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.
Refrigerant Leakage Detection, Self-Cleaning, & Self-Diagnostics
  • 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.


Additional Information

Manufacturer Perfect Aire
AHRI Certificate Number 205653645
Additional Information 25' Precharged Line Sets
Additional Information Auto Restart
Additional Information Refrigerant Leak Detection
Additional Information Timer and Sleep Mode
Additional Information Low Noise Airflow System
HSPF 9.6
Cooling BTU 36,500 BTU
Heating BTU 36,500 BTU
Maximum CFM 824
Refrigerant R410A
EER 10
Liquid Line 1/4"
Suction Line 1/2"
Electrical 208/230V 1 Phase 60 Hz
Max Breaker Size 30
Min. Breaker Size 20
Tonnage 3 Ton
System Tonnage 3 Ton
Mini-Split Type Wall Mounted
Height Indoor Unit: 14-1/2" Outdoor Unit: 31-5/16"
Width Indoor Unit: 53-1/8" Outdoor Unit: 34-7/8"
Depth Indoor Unit: 10-1/2" Outdoor Unit: 14-3/8"
Weight (in lbs) 195.0000
Warranty 1 Year Unit Replacement / 7 Year Compressor / 7 Year Parts
Resources You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.
Safety Information PROPOSITION 65 WARNING



8 Customer review(s)
Love it.
Easy to install. Comes with everything you need apart from 30 amp double breaker, 10/2 wire, 30 amp disconnect and wall mount (if you want the unit off the ground).
I installed mine in a 1800 sq ft insulated steel building. It will keep it cool on a 90 degree day with no issues. Also, it’s super quiet.
Review by peter / (Posted on 7/4/2021)
Works great! Easy install.
Extremely easy to install. Better warranty than Mr. Cool, and was a little cheaper. I coupled this unit with a Cielo Breez Eco, and it is absolutely perfect! Using it to keep my 1100 sq foot pole barn cool/warm. It does a great job! I especially love that the vents will rotate up & down as well as side to side.
Review by Chris / (Posted on 6/24/2021)
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!
Review by John / (Posted on 8/15/2020)
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.
Review by Calvin / (Posted on 7/12/2020)
yes I would get another
very nice system works very well does the job required
Review by Giovanni / (Posted on 8/28/2019)
Great product!
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.
Review by Anthony / (Posted on 5/4/2019)
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.
Review by Anthony / (Posted on 2/12/2019)
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.
Review by david / (Posted on 10/26/2018)

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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. -thanks

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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