Ductless AC self installation?
We have a 900 sq ft 3 bedroom cabin and the central has gone out, so were considering a couple of window units. However, I am attracted to the new ductless systems because of the energy savings and zone features etc (would need probably two zones). However, from what I have read, the installation costs hit the pocket book hard via an AC contractor and then you are back to central unit costs.
Ironically, the manufacturers claim that installation is not difficult, and many youtube videos seem to illustrate that. Therefore, my question; Does anyone know of any manufacturers which have truly DIY install friendly models by someone fairly skilled but not requiring an AC person? It is not the actual installation, but the finishing stages with the gas lines from which I understand an AC person is usually needed. But yet, some manufacturers claim 'its a snap' because the refrigerant is already contained in the system and just needs to be actuated.