Spaces that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be expensive. And that extra square footage may 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 solution for these spaces since it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Point Heating & Cooling can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to review 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 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 approximately 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could involve:
- 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 required if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing 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 suggest chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Plover also usually offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you have 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 more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool difficult spots in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises using mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 precise control over temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Point Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 715-504-0533 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to get your free estimate!