Can I install a heat pump myself?

When it comes to installing your heat pump, you may think that you can save money and do it yourself. But there are important reasons why you shouldn’t attempt this job without the help of an experienced HVAC professional. 

Let’s talk warranty

Even if you consider yourself a DIY pro, it’s best to leave the installation to the professionals. HVAC systems are more complicated than a lot of people think, and the most common risk of installing your system on your own is a total void of the factory warranty. 

The guidelines for all HVAC systems are put in place to protect the integrity of the system and to maintain safety. Regardless of the level of intricacy in installing these complex systems, manufacturers require that their equipment is installed by a licensed and often factory-authorized HVAC contractor. 

Systems such as this are powered with electrical components and refrigerants – both of which require licensing in order to install. If something goes wrong, voiding an HVAC warranty or hiring someone or a company without these licenses will result in unforeseen consequences for both parties involved.

Voiding your warranty with a DIY installation is just the beginning. Costly mistakes can happen, and in some extreme cases, electric shock or worse can occur. 

By getting our expert technicians to install your heat pump, you’ll be able to enjoy many perks, including not having to worry about having your home damaged or making mistakes that could cause damage to your system in the long run. 

Finding the right contractor doesn’t have to be a tough process. Our contractors have combined decades of experience and pride themselves on being experts in the industry. 

The cost of installation far outweighs the risks of installing a system on your own. In fact, you might be surprised to learn that the cost of installation depends on the type and size of the system, as well as your geographic location. Price ranges can vary greatly depending on the size and complexity of your project: Smaller residential systems range from $2,000-$5,000; more complex systems can be over $30,000. Commercial projects are typically priced higher than residential ones because they require special knowledge and may need more time in order to install correctly. 

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