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Split Ductless AC Expense
I hate to get into the argument about "running a business", but Im interested in running a split ductless AC into my home. About as straightforward as it gets, from the unit outstairs, up the wall, in the hole to the air handler, and there is power from an expansion box right inside in the basement.
Ive also asked HVAC folks for costing for a ducted system.
To my surprise, the costs for each are within hundreds of dollars, and VERY expensive compared to the cost of the equipment, of which the retail price can be found online.
What is it with the split ductless AC systems that drives their cost? I can see the level of cost for the ducted system, because one would have to install ducts and not all are exactly straightforward. But ductless is much more simple.
Again, not trying to turn this into a cost of running a business type argument, just trying to make heads and tails out of the situation.
Any thoughts or advice would be appreciated. At this point, Im considering doing the install DIY and then having a company come out to charge (or really just verify and open the valve), as my capabilities appear consistent with the installation instructions Ive read for these systems.
Thanks very much for your thoughts.