Dare to DIY a mini split install?
Can editors step out from behind the curtain to ask opinions, too? I’m planning to redo my garage shop this Fall and although my primary heat for the space is a woodstove, I’d love to have some supplemental heating, and cooling in the summer would be great, too. I’m no schlep when it comes to remodeling work, but have never installed or seen a mini split install. Would I be a fool to try the install myself or have the kits gotten streamlined to the point that its basically plug and play, complete with factory-charged units and quick connect line sets, etc?
Let me have it – am I being over ambitious or is this within grasp for a general remodeler?
Edit: I should mention I’ve been an editor at Fine Homebuilding for 9 years, have run my own remodeling company for 7 years, and in terms of mechanicals I’ve done all of my own plumbing and electrical installs, including a gas tankless water heater.