Spaces that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system may be expensive. And that added area may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these rooms as it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often known as a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can provide support. We’ll start with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over 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 getting a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 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 costs for usual home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs could 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?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Circleville also usually have 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 getting a mini-split is typically costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool difficult areas in your home. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very often.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to regular 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 get more accurage control over settings from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 740-474-5940 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to request your free estimate!