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Do You Ductless Mini-Split DIY?

ductless mini-split DIY

Maybe it’s the economy. Maybe it’s just people getting more careful about how they spend. In any case, do-it-yourself home projects are all the rage. Hit YouTube and you’ll find DIY videos on everything from air conditioners to zeppelins.

Okay, maybe not zeppelins, but I couldn’t think of any other good z-words.

Ductless Mini-Split DIY & You!

Ductless mini-split heat pumps and air conditioners are a good way for you to get specific, targeted heating and air exactly where you want it. They’re great for sun rooms, new additions to an existing home, or for making a garage bearable in hot summer weather.

You’ve decided you want and/or need a ductless mini-split. What about installation? Should you hire a professional or should you do it yourself?

Good question.

To DIY or Not?

The typical ductless mini-split heat pump is a complicated machine. If you are not a certified heating and air technician, you should definitely NOT try to install one of these by yourself. Aside from the potential damage you might do to yourself or the system, amateur installation voids the warranty terms for most ductless or conventional HVAC units.

There is one glaring exception to this rule.

The MrCool DIY ductless mini-split heat pump is specifically designed for amateur, non-professional installation. You don’t have to know anything about electrical wiring, refrigerant lines, or HVAC technology to put in your own MrCool DIY simply and easily.

Before you get ductless mini-split DIY crazy with MrCool, here are some skills you should master:

  • Modern hammer swinging.
  • Screws, nut, and bolt usage and taste.
  • Self-immolation avoidance behavior.
  • Semi-functional fingers.
  • Pants (optional).

More seriously, as long as you can wield a few basic tools and handle a measuring tape, you can install your own MrCool DIY unit.

And if you ever get stuck, you can always refer to our helpful YouTube videos:

So, don’t worry, and start DIY.