Areas that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system can be costly. And that extra area may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these areas as it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, in place of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at House of Heating Incorporated can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for usual home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might include:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be needed if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Marshfield also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is usually costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky rooms in your residence. These can be:
- Areas you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to traditional 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 get exact control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to expertly installing it, our pros at House of Heating Incorporated can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 715-384-3163 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to request your free estimate!