Areas that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that added space might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these rooms because it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, instead of creating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right type for your residence can appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling professionals at E.B. Air, LLC can offer assistance. We’ll start with a no-pressure consultation to go over your needs before offering 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 plan to be responsible for when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs may include:
- 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 residence.
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 select systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in East Bernard also typically have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult rooms in your home. These can be:
- Areas you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 precise control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to expertly installing it, our pros at E.B. Air, LLC can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 979-335-4262 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to receive your free estimate!