Archive for February 2019
Many homeowners look for ways to save when it comes to home improvement projects, and the DIYers in us may consider skipping the installer and look to install a heat pump system, mini-split or split system, to help improve the comfort of their home, or support their HVAC system to get air conditioning in different locations.
When it comes to a new heat pump, homeowners may save dollars on the heat pump installation if they DIY the install, saving on the heat pump installation costs and keeping the money by saving on the HVAC technician’s time.
There are many aspects of a heat pump installation that are far and above the average DIY home improvement project. Condensate drain lines, refrigerant and refrigerant lines and the specialty tools that HVAC contractors have such as vacuum pumps to work with those, as well as skilled work typically left to electricians such as running power from the circuit breaker to the unit, will all be involved when putting an indoor unit in like a mini split heat pump.
This makes having a professional installer come out to install this new type of air conditioner very appealing. By using a local HVAC company like Climate Control, not only do you have the assurance that your air conditioning will work when you turn it on and match the room to your thermostat setting, but possible additional warranty, safety, and peace of mind are often better than being frustrated at complicated installation instructions
The obvious advantage to a ductless mini-split is that there is no ductwork that needs to be run, using hole saws to go through walls or ceilings or floors, as well as the apparent ease of installation.
Regardless of what type of heat pump you look at, there are a few differences in the way heat pumps operate than typical air conditioning and heating systems.
When it comes to HVAC, and heating specifically, there are many methods homeowners have to choose from. Forced air systems that use ductwork to transport hot air throughout the entire house, or radiators, electric radiant heat/radiant heating systems, and more. There are cost-effective, energy efficient options for home heating, and most homeowners are happy with their heat source, so long as their heating works!
As it pertains to consistent performance with the most evenly spread heat transfer per square foot, a radiant floor heating system in the subfloor or concrete slab is tough to beat.