Mini Split units are low-cost heating and cooling systems that have many Do-It-yourself kits available.
Daikin Mini Split Installation
Installing a mini split does require some construction skills such as connecting electrical and using power tools.
The template will be included in the kit and needs the bracket level on good studs along with the hole cut out at the right location.
A unit with a leak will lose its vacuum.
This requires an HVAC vacuum pump and gauges with many low-cost cheap sets available if needed.
The electrical also needs to be run from a breaker for the unit to get 230 volt AC.
The control line is also run between the inside and outside units.
Both units are clearly marked with the numbers 1, 2, 3, which match inside and outside, along with L1 and L2, which the AC power goes to.
Like most mini split packages, Daikin units operate very quietly, with only the fan blowing out the air being heard.
It comes with remote control with Auto, Off, Cool, Dry, Heat, Fan Only, and more.
The DIY mini split kit has a 19-23 SEER rating which is very good and low-cost to operate.
Most all mini split packages have a good SEER rating ranging from 16-23 SEER.
Since heating and cooling is what costs the most on an electric bill, a high SEER rating brings running costs down and is one of the reasons mini split units are so popular.
I installed a Daikin unit three years ago, and it is still working very well, both heating and cooling.
I have also installed many mini split kits and have no problem recommending Daikin units.
As an HVAC tech, the last company I worked for only installed Daikin units as they are well built with a good warranty.
The installation is the same with most all mini split kits with many YouTube videos on how to install one.
If you plan to install the unit yourself, be sure to watch a few YouTube videos first.
Of course, a professional HVAC company can be called for the installation.
During the summer, it cools very well with different sized units for more or less cooling power.
In the winter it also heats nicely with no problems even on very cold nights. Keep in mind all mini split units have a rated low temperature they can work at.
I am still using and testing the unit and will update this post if anything changes.
As always, be sure to read the reviews on Amazon, forums, here, or elsewhere to be sure an adapter is a good fit for you.