How Is Ductless Split System Installed?

Ductless split systems have become quite common in the recent times. This is because the ductless systems are able to cool part of the home successfully and this system do not require the presence of ducts in the house. Even ductless split systems like the central systems has two units, one is the inside unit and the other is the outside unit. However, even if you feel that installing a ductless system is far simpler than installing a central system and you can do it all by yourself, then you are wrong because even installation of ductless system requires professional expertise.

There are some specific steps which ought to be followed while installing the ductless split systems. They are the following:

Disclaimer: Although this is the typical method to install the ductless split systems, it can vary from house to house and please consult your professional HVAC contractor as below details are for information purpose only.

• The electricity to the circuit should be turned off.
• The place where the screw will be inserted into the wall should be marked well with markers.
• The mounting bracket should be screwed into the wall ensuring that it maintains a straight level.
• The next step is to install the air conditioning unit into the wall-mounted bracket. The refrigeration lines and the condensate discharge line should be passed through the hole in the wall.
• A vertical chase should be attached directly below the hole in the exterior wall.
• The electrical wires in a ductless split system should be fed through the conduit.
• Similarly, a few other steps need to be followed to complete the entire installation process.
• Finally, when the entire process is complete you should turn on the electricity and test whether the air conditioner is running fine.

As it is quite clear that only professional contractors can successfully install a ductless split system the next question that comes into your mind is what is the cost involved to install such a system.

The first thing that needs to be considered about the installation process is the size of the room in which the system will be installed. For convenience, at this time we will consider a room which is about 2000 square feet. For a room of this particular size the price of the system and the installation cost would be something from $2500 and $7000. This cost includes the outdoor condensing unit, the air handlers and all the necessary lines.

Disclaimer: Although above rates are typical average rates that can be seen across USA, they can vary in certain areas depending upon city and the variables associated with each individual project.
In addition to this, there are a few other costs involved as well. The costs involve the addition of heating functions, the removal of an old HVAC equipment, taking care of the existing ductwork which is not required anymore. You must be aware of the fact that when a contractor quotes a price he will charge you additionally for things like poured concrete pad required for the outdoor condenser, creating the opening in the exterior wall, electrical wiring and the others.

Last but not the least, installing a ductless split system may not be that cumbersome, but still it requires expert hands and also it is a better idea that you take quotes from several contractors at the same time so that you can get the best deal.

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