Spaces that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that extra space might 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 great idea for these spaces because it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to review 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 expect to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Estimated 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 roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might include:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might 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 home through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Wyandotte also often have rebates for purchasing 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 installing a mini-split is usually more expensive than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool tricky areas in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to more common 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 temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle 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. Call us at 734-284-1224 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to request your free estimate!