Spaces without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system may be costly. And that added area may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these spaces because it doesn’t need 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 as it shifts heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the correct kind for your residence could seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-obligation consultation to hear about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or roughly the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may include:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be required if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for certain systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Logan also usually give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is usually pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your home. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to 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 get more accurage control over temps from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to professionally installing it, our pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 435-753-5515 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to get your free estimate!