Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system could be expensive. And that extra space may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these rooms since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, instead of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to discuss 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 spend 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 roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs might include:
- 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 required 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 qualified systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Wyandotte also usually give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool tricky spots in your residence. These include:
- Areas you don’t use very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either due to high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older homes 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 have exact control over temps from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to expertly installing it, our pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 734-284-1224 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to request your free estimate!