I'm playing with the idea of installing a small mini-split
heat-pump to heat/cool my home office and thereby avoid
running the main central air system all day. I really
only need to heat/cool about 125 of my 2500 sq ft most
of the time.
~9000-10000 BTU units are available from Soleus and others
for only around $500. However, installation is non-trivial.
I'm not confident in my ability to handle to the electrical
work to code and I'll clearly need an HVAC guy to charge
I believe my main panel will handle the extra load and the
cable runs from there to the inside and/or outside units
would be fairly simple.
I'd appreciate any thoughts on what professional installation
might cost. Or any other general comments on the wisdom of
this whole proposal.
Finally, I'll need to build a small cement pad for the
outside unit. This I could do myself to save money. Any
thoughts on the design approach/spec? Those units weigh
only 60-100 pounds.
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