Let’s be honest, we all want to save money. It is no surprise that many homeowners will attempt DIY projects around the house. The question you may have when it comes to your AC unit is whether or not installing a ductless mini split air conditioner yourself would end up saving you money as well?
This is a question that we hear often, and it’s one I want to shed some light on. In this article, you’ll find out if installing your own ductless AC would be something worth considering.
Many people are intimidated by the installation of their air conditioning unit because they don’t know what the process looks like when completed. The good news is that there are plenty of videos available online that can show you exactly how to install an AC in your home with little or no professional help required! We recommend watching several before proceeding so you have a better idea of whether or not this option might work for you and your family.
One thing to keep in mind when deciding whether or not DIY installation will save money for you is labor. Labor can vary by region, but it’s not a bad idea to call around and get an estimate for installation costs before embarking on the project.
The other thing you may want to think about when deciding whether or not this DIY option will save money in your area is that many local contractors require payment upfront before beginning work. If you’re uncomfortable with giving them such access to cash without knowing exactly what they’ll end up costing, this could be a deal breaker!
In summary, installing ductless AC units yourself might seem like a good way to save some money if you live near enough services where there are no expert installers available at all hours of the day–but don’t forget that professional labor often comes with a 12-month warranty, and can offer you professional advice for how to best maintain your unit in the future. If either of these factors are important to you, it may be worth paying them instead!
Furthermore, there’s always the factor of having access to parts and tools when something goes wrong–you’ll have no one else on hand to help if that happens. Even if everything does go according to plan (which is rare) installing an AC system yourself will take time out of your day, which could make this DIY option more costly than expected overall.
So while we’re not saying don’t do it–far from it!–we’d recommend talking through all the pros and cons before making any final decisions about installation!
Considering Installing a Ductless Mini Split AC System in Your Home or Office?
Superior Mechanical Services, Inc. began in 1948 as a family-owned business with a vision to provide value-minded service with a down-to-earth approach to customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. As the premier Commercial and Residential HVAC Service provider for Livermore, Dublin, and Pleasanton, Superior Mechanical can do it all, from heating and air conditioning services (including Minisplit AC Systems!) to boiler services, to plumbing services. Ductless systems offer instant cooling on demand and even temperature control for each room as you use it. Whether you are already an owner of a ductless system looking for tune-up, maintenance, and repair help or you’re considering ductless systems Superior Mechanical Services can help. With more than 6 decades of experience helping residential and commercial customers in Livermore, our reputation speaks for itself, and you’ll love the results. Contact us today for amazing service tomorrow!