Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that added space could just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces because it doesn’t require 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 because it shifts heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll start with a no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over 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 buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or about 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 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. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may involve:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be necessary if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for 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 eligible systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Wyandotte also typically have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is usually more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool tricky rooms in your residence. These can be:
- Areas you don’t visit very regularly.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 have exact control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 734-284-1224 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!