Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system could be pricey. And that extra space may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise option for these rooms because it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: 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, as opposed to making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Connolly Electric & Mechanical can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to review your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for usual home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per 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 may be needed if you have an older home.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Receive a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Cottonwood & Prescott also typically have rebates for installing 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.
Is Installing a Mini-Split Worth the Price?
Although purchasing a mini-split is usually pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome spots in your residence. These include:
- Areas you don’t visit very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses 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 temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to professionally installing it, our professionals at Connolly Electric & Mechanical can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 928-251-4327 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to request your free estimate!