Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be pricey. And that additional space could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these spaces as it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically known as a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to go over your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or around 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 work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs might 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 eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Circleville also typically have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is usually costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool difficult rooms in your house. These involve:
- Spaces you don’t use very regularly.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 exact control over temperatures from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 740-474-5940 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to get your free estimate!