What is a DIY Mini Split?

HVAC Direct is your source for the best in DIY Mini Split systems. DIY ductless Mini-Split units are designed for easy do-it-yourself installation. In fact, you do not need special tools or training to install these dual heat pump and AC components for year round comfort. At HVAC Direct, we are proud to offer the DIY 24K, DIY 12K, and DIY 36K series for your units and convenience. With detailed product listings and user-friendly instructions, you should not problems installing these accessories to ensure optimal heat and cooling during seasonal months. As always, we are here to answer your product questions and help you every step of the way.

What exactly is a DIY Mini-split?

What is a DIY mini-split system is a question we encounter often from customers. Mini split-system air-conditioners are ductless units that are known as “mini-splits” throughout the industry. These units are utilized in residential, commercial and institutional buildings across the world. Like central AC – heating systems, mini-splits have two central components: an indoor air-handling unit and outdoor compressor – condenser. There is also a conduit, which stores the power cable, suction tubing, and refrigerant cooling. The condensate drain also links the outdoor and indoor units. DIY mini-splits are used in a range of applications for residential and commercial properties. They are also preferred by customers due to the following:
  • Mini-splits are perfect for homes with “non-ducted” heating systems; hydronic (hot water heat), space heaters (propane, wood, and kerosene), and radiant panels.
  • DIY mini-splits can be installed and applied in multi-family homes, as well as retrofit add-ons to houses with non-ducted HVAC systems.
  • They are a great choice for room additions, and especially smaller apartments or flats.
  • Minisplits are ductless by design, which ensures optimal cooling in hard to reach spaces.

Advantages of Minisplit Systems

heat pump split systemThere are several advantages of installing mini-splits systems in homes or businesses. For one, they are smaller in size and have better flexibility for zoning, heating and cooling individual rooms. This is far better than central AC systems since they do not effectively cool or heat all rooms in homes or offices. Some models can also have as many as four indoor air handling units (for four rooms or zones) connected to one outdoor unit. This is a cost-effective and practical way to cool your properties without soaring energy and electricity bills. However, securing the right cooling or heating depends on the number of rooms in your home or business. Similarly, you must take into account how well your property is insulated to truly reap the benefits of mini-split AC and heating systems. Each zone also has its own programmable thermostat, which helps you condition that space when occupied. This too saves time, energy and money across the property. Here are some more benefits of purchasing DIY mini-splits from HVAC Direct:
  • Ductless mini-split systems are easier to install than other air conditioning systems.
  • These units are able to cool rooms in the front of the house, which normally get blanketed by heat stemming from sunrays and natural lights.
  • Since these units have no ducts, they avoid energy losses associated with ductwork of central-based air conditioning systems.
  • Duct losses can account for more than 30% of energy consumption in home and buildings. Therefore, mini-splits are both a cost and energy-efficient alternative to pricey central systems.
  • Minisplits also have more flexibility in interior design options. In fact, indoor handlers can be suspended from ceilings or mounted on walls. This means they seamlessly integrate with your existing property décor and design.

Perfect Aire DIY Minisplits

Perfect Aire DIY mini-split systems are some of the more popular units within this series. These quick-connect, single zone ductless systems ensure cost-effectiveness and easy installation across the board. Again, you do not need special training or tools to install this high-efficiency heat pump. In fact, the 25’ line sets are pre-charged, which enable you to hook up the line sets and electrical connections in a timely manner. You do not need to hire a contractor for this installation, but it’s important to follow all instructions for optimal function and performance. For more information on DIY Mini Split systems, simply contact us or visit our website.  
May 15, 2018
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