DIY minisplit advice
I Currently Live in a 2700 sf Log cabin in Madison WI. (Zone 6 if I recall)
We have a basement, 1st floor and 2nd story each about 900 sf. Our current heat system is Electric Baseboard in various rooms with a cheap wood stove for supplemental heat.
I have gone through a bunch of options as what I should do to get more energy efficient and more convenient for this house. (we have no A/C either)
I want to install a Ductless Mini Split Heat Pump DIY(DIY units I am looking at are precharged. so I wouldn’t need an HVAC installer to charge it) (You guys have been talking about it enough and sold me on them!) and get it done for under $2,000 (I will be hiring an electrician to run the supply) My plan is to have one unit to start on the first floor (2nd floor is adequately covered by baseboard and window units for now) to supply Heat and A/C
I am looking at these two units and was wondering if anyone had any advice as to which is better or if I can get another better system elsewhere (remember the budget) I am also using home depot because I can get really great discounts b/c the company I work for is a managed account. I plan to get up to 20% off the sticker price here after talking to my account rep.
I was also wondering about these units as far as heating in the winter? will I need to keep my baseboard heaters for when it gets really cold?