Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be expensive. And that extra square footage might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at House of Heating Incorporated can offer assistance. We’ll start with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for usual home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may include:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be needed if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Marshfield also often give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool troublesome parts of your home. These include:
- Areas you aren’t in very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with more common electric heating and cooling, ENERGY STAR says a mini-split can save you up to 30% on cooling and up to 60% on heating. You’ll also enjoy more accurage control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the best model to expertly installing it, our professionals at House of Heating Incorporated can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 715-384-3163 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to receive your free estimate!