It’s DIY because there’s no handling of refrigerant. Our patented Quick-Connect lines come pre-charged and sealed from the factory with the correct amount of R-410A refrigerant. This means there’s no requirement for an HVAC engineer to vacuum or pressurize the system using specialized equipment. Anyone can now install a heat pump safely, quickly and easily without special tools, equipment or training.
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We save you money on installation costs.
Our patented pre-charged line sets allow you to install a heat pump yourself with no special tools, equipment or knowledge. Doing it yourself or appointing a local handyman, will cost a fraction (up to 60% less) of what an HVAC engineer will charge.
We save you money on energy costs.
Next-generation air sourced heat pumps harvest outside warmth at -30°C and save energy year-round. It is for this reason that they’re 300-400% efficient. For every dollar they use to run, they can provide three to four dollars worth of energy, saving you up to 70% on your energy costs.
Note: This warranty covers installing the unit yourself as this is a DIY product.
MrCool Universal Series can heat effectively below freezing. It can even heat effectively below zero and keep heating effectively down into negative double digits. It can keep a 1500 sf house at 70 degrees in -20 and below – you can view the tech specs here.
Once installed they are fully serviceable as with any heat pump and many local independent heat pump companies are happy to service them.
Our DIY systems are ultra-quiet because they were ‘specifically designed’ for strata properties and condos and are inaudible from anywhere within the building.
The maximum rated sound level for the outside compressor(s):
Single Zones (dBA)
Multi Zones (dBA)
It’s rare to run at maximum because once the internal set point has been reached, the compressor will shut down. We can say with certainty that when the compressor only needs to maintain equilibrium, the noise level is considerably less – akin to a quiet whisper.
So we could say the rated range is from a quiet whisper (30 dBA) to normal conversation at 3 feet (64 dBA).
Homes are generally a set distance apart from one another. If we say 24 feet for easy math – we can apply the inverse square law as follows:
18K = dBA (58 – 18) = 40 dBA (sound of a quiet refrigerator)
27K = dBA (63 – 18) = 45 dBA (faint rainfall)
This is the noise level outside “standing outside”. If an occupant was standing within the building – it would be significantly less because you’d need to account for double glazing and building insulation. This would reduce the sound level by a further 30 – 50% – making them inaudible to anyone inside the building.
This video shows one of our compressors running on maximum – this unit is the largest we sell (36K) – it is self-evident that I can easily talk over the top of it.
If you purchase an alternative system and do not have it installed by a licensed HVAC professional you may void the warranty. Some systems appear to be DIY products but when you check the small print – you’ll find that they need a licenced HVAC contractor to prevent voiding the warranty – please see below.
Proper installation – Limited warranty applies only to systems that are installed by a state-certified or licensed HVAC contractor, under applicable local and state law in accordance with all applicable building codes and permits, Senville installation and operation instructions and good trade practices.
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Comparing any non-DIY product that voids the warranty unless professionally installed by a certified or licensed HVAC contractor – is not the same as our tier 1 product that comes with a full DIY warranty, a high level of technical support and parts availability. Warranties and product quality protect your investment and are an important consideration when comparing products.
Please watch this video here for how the Mr Cool tech support process works.
In the first instance – please contact them on 270-366-0457 and follow their tech support procedure.
It’s important to note that they operate on a recorded call system. You leave your name & telephone number – they will call you back in priority sequence. They are based in Kentucky so will be operating on central time – for this reason, it is important to provide your cell phone number. We do not provide the manufacturer’s technical support or process warranty claims. Once they have you in their system they do an excellent job. In almost all cases they manage to rectify technical issues with you over the phone. It requires a little patience and confidence that they will get to you in sequence.
Displacement heating is where a heat pump provides most of the home’s heating and cooling – year-round.
It is equivalent to boiling warm water – very little energy is needed to bring it to a boil. Similarly, with your home’s heating/cooling – very little energy is needed to heat/cool areas where air handlers are not installed. If the room’s temperature is 18C and the occupant turns the baseboard up to 21C – very little energy is consumed before the baseboard thermostat shuts off. This is due to the latent effect of the heat pump. The additional energy [when needed] using a displacement baseboard approach is minimal.
Many cold-weather heat pumps -15C use resistive heat (same efficiency ratio as a baseboard heater 1KW:1KW) to operate below -5C. This is no different to operating a baseboard in the house. The fact that your heat pump provides 80%+ of your home’s heating/cooling is a huge energy saving. Sometimes it’s not worth spending twice the amount for a 20% gain.
Here’s what we suggest you do:
- Reconsider if you can actually do it yourself – perhaps you could enlist the help of a friend, neighbour or a family member?
- Try looking online or asking if anyone in your local community knows a good handyman?
- Ask your local electrician if he can install the system for you. Remind him that he’ll be doing the electrical work and it’s not that difficult for him/her to drill a 3.5 inch hole. This is a great opportunity for them to earn an installation fee on top of any electrical work.
- Consider calling up a general contractor and asking them – people like this know many tradespeople that may be able to help.
- Email these people the links below to show them just how easy it is to install one of these systems.
Our systems are 60% less cost to install than an HVAC company will charge because our pre-charged line-sets remove the expensive HVAC labour cost. The only skill needed to install one of these systems is the ability to drill a hole. If you cannot or do not want to do this – then you may need to consider paying two or three times the costs for an HVAC company to fit a non-DIY system.