Rooms that lack ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system may be pricey. And that additional square footage could just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump as it transfers heating and cooling, instead of creating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right type for your house could seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to hear about 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 anticipate to be responsible for when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most frequently installed 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 around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for usual home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete area 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 home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Troy also often offer 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 typically pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your house. These involve:
- Spaces you aren’t in very frequently.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because 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 enjoy exact control over temperatures from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 937-558-9478 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to request your free estimate!