How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Areas that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be pricey. And that additional space could just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a smart option for these areas because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, in place of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Selecting the appropriate type for your house could seem like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-pressure appointment to learn about your needs before giving you 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 pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.

Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation

One of the most frequently installed 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 about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement work.

Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could entail:

  • 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 necessary if you have an older home.

Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Getting 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 residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Wyandotte also often have rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although buying a mini-split is often costlier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome areas in your home. These can be:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Spaces you aren’t in very often.
  • Spaces with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, like:

  • Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
  • Older residences 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 have more accurage control over temps from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.

Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you choose the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 734-363-8907 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to get your free estimate!