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Thinking To DIY Your Ductless Mini-Split? Don’t Do It. Here’s Why

Whether you want to add a new room to your existing home or control the climate of a small house that doesn’t have an existing HVAC system, ductless mini splits are the ideal solution for keeping your spaces comfortable throughout the year. Ductless heating and cooling systems can fulfill your HVAC needs efficiently without the expensive costs associated with traditional HVAC setups, and they can be installed in a relatively short amount of time by a professional technician. Ductless systems gain in popularity every year because of their efficiency and adaptability.

How Ductless Heat Pumps Work

The operation of ductless mini splits is similar to traditional HVAC systems, but there are some key differences that make them more affordable and adaptable. Like most heating and cooling setups, they have a compressor and condenser in an outdoor unit, an indoor air handler, and a conduit line that provides power, refrigerant, and condensate draining. The indoor units of ductless mini splits come in a variety of styles, including wall-mounted units, ceiling-mounted units, ceiling cassettes, and even concealed units if you want a more minimalist look.

Ductless mini splits systems can be installed for a single room or for multiple rooms. In a multiple zone setup, the heat pump will enable you to operate multiples interior units from a single outdoor unit. Unlike most forced air systems, a multi-zone ductless setup will allow you to control the climate of each room separately so that you won’t have to deal with rooms that are either too hot or too cold.

Why Professionals Should Install Your Ductless Mini Splits

When you want to add a ductless system for your new or existing space, hiring professionals is the only way to make sure the job gets done right the first time. While the operation of a ductless system is relatively simple, installations do require a variety of electrical, HVAC, and carpentry skills to complete. They also require expensive tools that many homeowners don’t have on hand. The steps of an installation include:

  • Mounting the interior unit to a wall or ceiling
  • Drilling holes for the electrical line, refrigerant line, and drain line
  • Extending the lines from the interior to the exterior unit
  • Connecting and insulating the copper lines
  • Testing for leaks using pressurized nitrogen
  • Connecting the exterior unit to high-voltage power

As you can see, the ductless installation can be out of reach even for the most handy homeowners. These tasks, however, are performed flawlessly by HVAC technicians from companies like Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric every day.

Ductless Heat Pump Installation in the Lehigh Valley

At Jack Lehr Heating, Cooling & Electric, we have the expertise needed to handle your ductless heat pump installation. We’ll make sure that your ductless system works reliably and efficiently as soon as the installation is finished. We’re a 100% employee-owned and -operated company in Allentown with more than 50 years of experience in the industry. Call us today for an estimate on your ductless mini splits installation!

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