Areas that lack ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system could be costly. And that extra area may 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 wise option for these areas as it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the appropriate kind for your residence could seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling professionals at J & J Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a zero-pressure appointment to go over your needs before giving you 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 plan to pay when you’re installing 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 approximately 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 projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may involve:
- Installing a concrete pad 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 make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Eastland also typically offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is typically more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your residence. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very often.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because 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 enjoy more accurage 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 best model to expertly installing it, our pros at J & J Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 254-355-3833 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence comfier and to get your free estimate!