Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be pricey. And that added square footage could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these areas as it doesn’t require 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 transfers heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Speed Air can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be necessary 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 eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Tannersville also typically give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is typically costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool difficult parts of your residence. These involve:
- Areas you don’t use very often.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises installing mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 precise control over temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Speed Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 800-941-0247 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to get your free estimate!