Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system can be pricey. And that additional square footage could just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise option for these rooms since it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, rather than generating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Booneville Heating & Cooling can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before offering you 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 anticipate 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 about 450–550 square feet, or about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could 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 residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Booneville also often give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is typically more expensive than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your home. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in homes with unique challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to traditional 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 temperatures from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Booneville Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!