Areas that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that added area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces as it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, instead of generating it. Because of this, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the appropriate kind for your house might feel overwhelming, but our heating and cooling pros at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can provide support. We’ll begin with a zero-pressure appointment to review your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to pay when you’re installing 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 about 450–550 square feet, or roughly 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 exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs may include:
- Installing a concrete area 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?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for eligible systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Payson also often offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool difficult rooms in your home. These can be:
- Rooms you don’t visit very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to 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 more accurage control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 928-263-8570 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!