Self-Installing a HotSpot Air Conditioner Water Heater
most areas of the USA it is legal for a homeowner
or business owner to perform nearly all of the installation
in order to save money on installation costs. You
need to call and check the regulations for your area
and see what is allowed and if any permit is needed. Only
an expert handyman with good plumbing skills who
has done this type of work before should attempt
For the benefit of expert handyman users who wish to
perform a portion of the installation, we have created
a short Installation Guide document. You can review
it and decide for yourself if it makes sense for you
to do some or most of the work or leave it to a contractor.
We have included the basic instructions for the user-installable
parts of the system. We expect that a user will only
attempt this work on their own if they have performed
similar work previously and have a good working knowledge
of plumbing and handyman skills, proper tools etc.
If you find the Installation Guide to be insufficient
then you probably need to have a professional installer
do the work.
As a guideline - it normally takes
a professional technician with a helper 6-8 hours
to perform a standard professional installation of
After you have completed the user-installable
portion of the installation, you must have a licensed
HVAC technician commission the system. Commissioning
includes making the final electrical and refrigerant
line connections, evacuating the system with a vacuum
pump, charging the system (releasing the included pre-charged
R410a) and starting the system. Approximate time for
commissioning: 60-90 minutes.
See Air Conditioner
Water Heater Installation Guide.