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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.

Building Your Own Home HVAC Unit!

Have you ever tried building your own home heating and air system using nothing more than the junk in your grandmother’s garage and/or basement? No? I have. It’s way harder than you think it’s going to be. At first, sure, you make good progress, because you found a fan. Then, everybody in the neighborhood freaks after you lose control of the fire.

But whatever.

The point I’m trying to make is that building your own HVAC unit is not easy. Installing a unit you bought off the shelf is not as difficult, but it’s no walk in the park either. If you don’t know anything about how HVAC systems function, what to do with coolant lines, or the proper application of a screwdriver, you can run into some real problems. The MrCool DIY ductless mini-split heat pump takes a previously impossible task, and makes it achievable.

By pretty much anyone.

I do mean anyone. I successfully installed the prototype MrCool DIY in our main office, and there was only one fatality. He was an intern, so I don’t think it counts. If you don’t have any interns, you have nothing worry about.

Plus, with the MrCool DIY, it’s almost impossible to start a fire that will burn down your grandmother’s entire neighborhood.