Illinois DIY

Discussion in 'Quotes and Proposals' started by Toby Roy, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Toby Roy

    Toby Roy New Member

    I have an old open loop system that has been great but lately has given me some trouble with a slow R22 leak. I'm considering replacing the unit with a new one. The quotes I have gotten were all pretty high and the installers didn't instill the biggest level of confidence (I felt more informed of the products they sell than they were after just a couple of days of research coupled with my pre-existing technical understanding). I can get the same unit for thousands less if I install it myself. I'm the kind of person who prefers to DIY whenever possible and quite honestly I don't see the big deal in swapping in a new unit. Everything is there and functional and the current capacity fits the house very well so that's the size I would go with again. There are no permit or licensing requirements where I'm at either.

    The one thing I'm not sure about is warranty coverage. Looking at the climate master warranty certificate in the installation manual I didn't see a disclaimer against DIY installlations but I'm wondering if anyone has experiences with the topic?
  2. urthbuoy

    urthbuoy Well-Known Member Industry Professional Forum Leader

    The warranty may be a tough one, and is likely going to have to go through whomever you're buying the unit from. While the unit may be under a manufacturer's warranty, they are unlikely to want to work with a homeowner directly on that.

    Otherwise a swap out isn't the most technical work. Sizing the ducting to fit and such may be the toughest part.
  3. dgbair

    dgbair Just a hobby Forum Leader

    Ask the people who you are buying the unit from if they will process the warranty.

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