What do you mean when you say "Install-It-Yourself"?

We want your final installation costs to be as low as possible without sacrificing safety and efficiency. Many of our customers are mechanically inclined and involved in many aspects of the repair and maintenance of their home. Here are your options and advantages when you buy from AC Direct. See important furnace installation note below.

1) Buy from AC Direct and install the entire system yourself :

This will require a background or knowledge of heating/air conditioning fundamentals. If you are mechanically inclined you will follow the included instructions and understand the basics of duct modifications or installation, electrical circuitry, refrigerant line piping and soldering, among others. You will also need to posess an EPA refrigerant handling certification.

Be certain to obtain permits as required by law and follow all local code requirements.

The advantage here is that you buy the equipment direct and provide your own labor. Savings are maximized and all costs are kept to a minimum.

2) Buy from AC Direct and partially install the system yourself.

You will remove your existing equipment and partially install the new system subject to your limitations. You will need to be mechanically inclined and be capable of carefully following the included installation instructions. You can prepare the new equipment by positioning it in place, laying the refrigerant lines (if you are replacing them) so they are ready to connect to both the indoor and outdoor units. You can sweat them in place if you are familiar with soldering techniques.

If you are an electrician or know one, the electrical circuitry (as needed) can be prepared and located. Once you have prepared the system to the level of your capability, you will hire a technician to complete the start-up and finalize the job. The cost will be determined by the time needed to finish what you have begun.

Be certain to obtain permits as required by law and follow all local code requirements.

The advantage here is that you buy the equipment direct and provide much of your own labor. Savings are substantial and labor costs are kept much lower.

3) Buy from AC Direct and install the entire system yourself with final start up by a professional:

Same requirements as in number one above without the EPA certification requirement. A local contractor will start up and handle the refrigerant balancing and check for proper operation.

Be certain to obtain permits as required by law and follow all local code requirements.

The advantage here is that you buy the equipment direct and provide most of the labor yourself. The final start up will require about 2 hours to complete, keeping labor costs to a minimum.

4) Buy from AC Direct and have a professional of your choice provide the complete installation:

You will hire a local professional to provide complete installation labor.

The advantage here is that equipment costs are kept to a minimum and you will still realize significant savings compared to equipment purchased from a contractor.

Important furnace installation notice:

Due to the nature of flue gases, gas line connections and furnace combustion, gas furnaces should never be started up prior to inspection by the gas company or a local professional. Failure to follow all safety and installation guidelines can result in serious injury or death.

Do not attempt to install a gas furnace yourself unless you have a working knowledge and understanding of all proper installation and safety procedures. Under no circumstances should a furnace be started up prior to inspection by a certified professional. This professional must supply a written checklist certifying proper function of all connections and safety devices.