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 expensive. And that extra space might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart 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 frequently called a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, rather than making it. Because of this, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at J & J Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to hear about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to be responsible for when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete slab 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 give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Eastland also typically give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate 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 often more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome parts of your residence. These involve:
- Areas you aren’t in very often.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in houses with special challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 exact control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to expertly installing it, our professionals 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 learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to request your free estimate!