To save money I decided to install the heat pump and air system myself. Here is a list of costs for the major
components of this project.
BTU Heat pump:
feet ¾” pipe
Since the initial installation, I added a new thermostat, a desuperheater pump for domestic hot water and a
1/8 horse power pump to replace the 1/25 pump I had installed. The total cost now is about $3500. This summer I’m planning
on adding ductwork to heat/cool the upstairs portion of my house for another $300 which would bring the total cost to $3800.
The total cost for a house that already has air ductwork would probably be about $3200.
The installation involved a lot of work and some stress since I wasn’t sure how well the system would
work after it was installed. The following pages describe my experiences with installing the heat pump.