A little while back, my brother started telling me about ductless HVAC systems and he told me I should look into them.
He said they even had DIY ductless mini split systems that could be installed by the average homeowner. I found it difficult to believe since the warranty should be voided if the HVAC installation was done by a non-professional. He explained that with some of these DIY systems, there was a warranty still granted but for half the amount of time if installed by non-professionals. Of course if the systems were installed by HVAC experts, the full warranty would be granted. I thought this was interesting news. Then about a month later, my brother called me and asked if I wanted to help him install his HVAC system. I thought he was crazy. I didn’t really want to help, but I did want to make sure he didn’t get himself killed. I actually got into the installation after awhile. My brother had a few friends over and they were good company. A few of them had already done this at their own homes and apparently that’s where my brother learned about these systems. The installation wasn’t that challenging and it was impressive how well the system worked when we were done. It only took about 2 hours, and the electrical part was the biggest challenge. Now my brother is trying to get me to go for one of these HVAC installs at my place, but I think I need some time to think about it because I’m not sure if I could just settle for half the warranty.