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Old 02-05-2023, 08:13 PM
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Old 02-06-2023, 08:15 PM
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Got a ballpark price today for a ductless heating and air system for my living area in my building.

$20,000

More if I go with a traditional system.

Also another 20k to heat cool the shop side with a heat pump. Less if I'm able to do the ductwork my self.

Thank you inflation train. I'm overjoyed.
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You can buy the mini splits almost anywhere and install them yourself.
In my old shop in Fl i bought a big ac/heat unit at an auction,used and i removed it from the building.
It was a water to air unit so we had to run water through it to make cold air,it worked great and we ran the discharge water onto the roof for some added cooling.
Not the best way to go because of the well pumping but it was cheap to buy the unit and required no duct work.

The shop you can live without AC,i don't have AC in my shop and i get by just fine. I don't have heat either.
Get a broom,it will warm you right up.

For years i had a window unit in just my bedroom,for sleeping purposes only.
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You can buy the mini splits almost anywhere and install them yourself.
In my old shop in Fl i bought a big ac/heat unit at an auction,used and i removed it from the building.
It was a water to air unit so we had to run water through it to make cold air,it worked great and we ran the discharge water onto the roof for some added cooling.
Not the best way to go because of the well pumping but it was cheap to buy the unit and required no duct work.

The shop you can live without AC,i don't have AC in my shop and i get by just fine. I don't have heat either.
Get a broom,it will warm you right up.

For years i had a window unit in just my bedroom,for sleeping purposes only.

Main reason I hadn't gone the DIY route is I don't know what size system I need. With the high ceiling in the living area I guess it makes a difference. That and I don't want a coil of extra line set outside or it running all over the exterior.

Guess I might want to email Mr.Cool or some places like that.
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Main reason I hadn't gone the DIY route is I don't know what size system I need.
Do a little math and figure the VOLUME of your apartment. Do each room individually then add them together. (wall x wall x ceiling height) This will give you the dimensions in cubic feet to figure the size unit you need.

Have you considered blowing a hole(s) in the wall and putting a big window unit(s) in? Make a drip tray to put under it to contain any condensate. Run the drip tray to a bucket that will have to be emptied or plumb a drain line to outside. Many of the big window units are also heat pumps. Might be easier to plumb a mini-split?

Or scout the classifieds for a "package unit" AC from a mobile home that was scrapped. That will just require the running of ductwork which can be an insulated flexible tube and a couple/few registers and returns.

PS: ceiling fans will help to push the hot air down and draw the cool air up depending on needs. Hot air naturally rises...
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Mini splits are fairly reasonable online. I plan on getting two 24Kunits for my house @$3000 each. I'll install them and have a pro come out to commission them. @$1500-$2000 for that.

The MrCool DIY series is pretty popular but I've seen a lot of bad reviews on service after the sale. From what I've found its a rebadged Gree unit but marketed for the US DIY market.
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