Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be costly. And that extra area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these areas as it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one 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 as it moves heating and cooling, in place of making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at E.B. Air can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review 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 getting 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 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 about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement jobs.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could involve:
- 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 house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in East Bernard also usually give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is typically more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool tricky spots in your home. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 settings from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to expertly installing it, our specialists at E.B. Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 979-335-4262 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to get your free estimate!