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Can I Install Ductless Mini Splits Myself?


Well you can certainly try. But we strongly advise against attempting to install any complex home comfort equipment on your own. Despite numerous DIY guides you can hunt out online about installing a ductless heating and air conditioning system, the truth is that any type of central comfort system needs the help of professionals—and that includes ductless mini split systems. Any less than that is asking for a system that works poorly, if at all.

What is a Ductless Mini-Split System & How Does it Work?

Ductless mini-splits are fantastic for keeping you cool throughout the summer. Ductless systems are composed of two units. The first part is the indoor unit. This blows the warm air from within your home over refrigerant coils. The refrigerant coils absorb the heat from the air. The unit then circulates the refrigerant to the outdoor unit. As the heat is transferred to the outside unit, the refrigerant essentially dumps the heat into the atmosphere.

The Outdoor Unit

Although ductless mini splits have a reputation for being simpler install jobs than standard ducted HVAC systems, that means simpler for professionals. It’s a somewhat fast and easy task for people with training and the right equipment. The big part of the job is setting up the outdoor unit, which contains the compressor that’s vital for the system’s operation. This part of the installation is no different than installing a ducted heat pump or AC.

Mounting the Air Handlers

Ductless systems send heated and cooled air into a house through wall-mounted air handlers that blow the conditioned air directly into the space. But you can’t just hang the air handlers off nails in the wall! It requires using special wall mounts. The air handlers also must connect through the back of the wall to the outdoor unit with power and refrigerant lines, and this requires precision work. A poor job done here can mean an air handler that leaks or which sags and falls off the wall (taking part of the wall with it).

How Does a Ductless Mini-Split System Help My Comfort?

Ductless mini-splits are a cost-effective, energy-efficient option for keeping your home cool as the weather heats up. A properly installed and maintained ductless mini-split will provide reliable comfort for around 20 years. Mini-splits are ideal for apartments and homes and can be a highly effective tool for zoning your home and further reducing your utility bills without negatively impacting your comfort. Further, because ductless systems require no ductwork, they are cheaper and must easier to install than central heating and cooling systems.

Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer

It really pays off to contact professionals who are licensed through Mitsubishi to install their high-quality ductless systems, which are among the finest available on the market. We are a Mitsubishi Diamond Dealer. That means we’ve reached the highest level of accreditation from Mitsubishi, who only wants the best installers representing their products. When you arrange for your ductless mini split installation with our team, you’ll receive the best quality work and an exclusive warranty program.

Raleigh Heating & Air, Inc. serves Knightdale, NC. We operate on a foundation of integrity, innovation, and growth without compromising quality.

Why You Should Hire a Professional for Ductless Mini Split Installation

It is a common misconception that installing a ductless mini-split requires little more than cutting a hole in the wall and plugging the unit into the outlet. In fact, numerous homeowners each year end up in the hospital after suffering electrical injuries, lacerations, and burns because of a faulty mini-split installation. The reality is that mini-splits aren’t usually tricky to install if you have the tools, training, and experience to install them properly. Professional installation takes just a few hours for most systems and will guarantee that all the holes, connections, and fittings are properly addressed. This is imperative for both warranty compliance and compliance with all building and fire codes. Hiring a professional to install your ductless mini-split ensures that there will be no air leaks, the unit won’t suffer damage during the installation, and a stiff breeze won’t blow the outdoor unit off the wall. Contact Raleigh Heating and Air at (919) 578-3700 for more information about ductless mini-split installation in North Carolina. It is our pleasure to answer your questions and help you determine the best system for your desired comfort.  
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