Subscribe to this. Mount the unit on the mounting plate and connect the inter unit cable and condensate drain.
Route the terminated and insulated refrigerant lines the drain line and the cable.
How to install a ductless mini split heat pump. This old house plumbing and heating expert richard trethewey and host kevin o connor install a ductless heat pump to heat and cool a room. A strictly ac mini split is not a heat pump. Diy 18 hp 230a for my home office.
Sounds like you need a mini split heat pump which provides cooling and heating fairly unobtrusively without using ducts. Ductless heat pump costs a ductless heat pump also called a mini split runs between 1 300 to 8 000 or more complete 5 zone kits can reach 13 000 in materials. It pushes refrigerant from an outdoor condenser directly to a wall mounted air handler that blows hot or cold air into the room.
It is just a ductless air conditioner which means no heating and much lower energy efficiency on par with central ac systems or even window mounted ac. Diy mini split installation full written tutorial her. Basic single zone units run 700 to 2 200 but can vary depending on brand and location labor runs an additional 500 to 2 000 or more.
Heat pump technology is what makes mini splits so energy efficient as well as enables them to run in heating mode. How to install a diy ductless mini split air conditioner heat pump from mrcool in a garage or workshop. I did not worry about cooling or heating my downstairs workshop because winter was near.
Complex installations increase labor time. A ductless heat pump or air conditioner typically consists of a wall mounted indoor unit combined with an outside compressor. It s most often used in a situation where a window ac unit or baseboard heating would be considered such as a new addition to a house.
I decided to install a ductless mini split in my home office during the fall of 2016. The aura requires 4 conductor cable two supply lines for 230v a signalling wire and ground wire. Mini split heat pumps are known for their ability to save costs.
In addition to having a lower initial cost than most ducted systems they are also less expensive to install and can save you money over time due to the energy savings they provide. After many hours of research i installed the mr cool diy 18 000 btu 1 5 ton ductless mini split air conditioner and heat pump model.