Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system could be costly. And that extra square footage might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great idea for these spaces because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Point Heating & Cooling can offer assistance. We’ll start with a no-obligation meeting to learn about your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to be responsible for when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used 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 be different based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 could be required if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying 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 recommend consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Plover also typically give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your house. These involve:
- Areas you aren’t in very regularly.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 more accurage control over settings from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to expertly installing it, our specialists at Point Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 715-504-0533 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!