Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be pricey. And that added space could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these rooms because 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 often called a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, instead of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your house may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to learn about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated 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 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 expenses for common home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added 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 could be needed if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Troy also usually have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome areas in your home. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to 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 have precise control over temperatures from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 937-558-9478 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to get your free estimate!