So, you’re taking the leap. You’ve decided to install a ductless AC system in your home. This is a great decision on many fronts, ranging from installation flexibility to quiet operation.

But before you get too excited, there’s a question you need to answer: will you hire a professional or op for DIY ductless AC installation?

DIY installation is appealing from a cost savings perspective. However, the money you save upfront may not be worth it. Here’s why:

  • You could make a mistake that costs you money in repairs down the road.
  • The amount of time it takes you to figure out everything could be better spent elsewhere.
  • You may always have questions about whether or not you did everything per the manufacturer’s specifications.

Here are just a few of the many things that could go wrong with purchasing and installing your own ductless AC system:

1. Buying the wrong system

With so many ductless AC systems to choose from, you must compare the pros, cons, and finer details of every option. However, even if you do that, you may not know exactly what to buy.

For example, here’s a list of the most popular manufacturers:

  • Trane
  • Mitsubishi
  • Fujitsu
  • LG
  • Daikin
  • Fridrich

Some have a better reputation for reliability. Others are known for being more energy-efficient. Some have more advanced features than others.

You want to buy and install the right system, but managing the process on your own makes it more difficult to do so.

2. Water leak

Any time you’re dealing with an air conditioner — regardless of the type — water leaks are a concern. And not just because it will impact the effectiveness of your system. A leak, even a small one, can cause damage to your air conditioner and surrounding area.

Related issues can include but are not limited to refrigerant leaks and ice formation on outdoor coils.

3. Improper installation

Your primary goal is to install a ductless AC system that cools your home. But that doesn’t mean that just any installation process will do. Improper installation can result in the following:

  • Less than desirable appearance
  • Less efficient performance (and a higher electric bill)
  • A greater chance of system failure

A ductless installation professional knows what to do, what not to do, and how to address any unique issues that arise. But when you’re installing a system on your own, you only have access to so much information — and that puts your project at risk.

If you’re ready to invest in professional installation, you’re in the right place. Here’s a brief passage from our website:

Boston Standard Company is a factory-certified ductless installation company, which means we maintain a customer service rating of 90% or higher. When it comes to installing ductless A/C in your home, or seeking repairs for ductless A/C, we give you the care and professionalism you deserve.

If that’s what you’re looking for, contact us online or via phone at (617) 288-2911 for information, advice, and to schedule an appointment.