Ductless Mini Split Installation: Some Parts are DIY
Ductless system components are compact and manageable enough for a do-it-yourselfer homeowner to handle, as far as lifting and moving. But, that may be as far ductless mini split installation should go without the helping hand of your HVAC professional. Here’s why.
Guide to Ductless Mini Split Performance
Ductless mini splits feature advanced components and technologies that drive performance and home comfort. These are some of the components that make ductless systems so versatile, efficient and popular:
- Inverter-driven compressors are variable-capacity compressors that deliver the exact amount of high-efficiency refrigerant needed at any given moment to meet the heating and cooling of the zone.
- Electronic sensors monitor coil and zone temperatures, which regulates super-heating and super-cooling for super savings and superior comfort.
- High-efficiency refrigerant (R410A, Puron) offers greater heat-exchange capabilities than the old standard R-22 (Freon).
Guide to Ductless Mini Split Installation
The advanced components of ductless systems should be tested at the time of installation to ensure peak and proper performance. If there is a faulty component, such as a pinhole leak in the refrigerant line, a professional installer can identify the problem and fix it at no charge. These are more good reasons why professional ductless mini split installation is smart thinking:
- Correctly size the system.
- Refrigerant needs to be measured and perhaps charged to the correct level.
- Electrician skills are needed to make the final connections of ductless components.
- If you select the right HVAC contractor, you’re assured of a job well done — guaranteed. There are installation steps do-it-yourselfers may take to expedite installation.
- Place the compressor/condenser cabinet at the location outside your home which you wish to install it.
- Decide upon the best wall or ceiling mounting location of the indoor air-handling unit (AHU).
- A small 3 to 4 inch hole is going to be required in the home’s exterior wall for the conduit to pass. For more information about ductless mini split installation, please contact Sobieski Services, Inc.
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