Rooms that lack ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system could be pricey. And that additional square footage could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these areas because it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump because it shifts heating and cooling, in place of creating it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home can appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling professionals at Phelps Heating & Cooling can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs before providing you with 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 spend when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often installed 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 house.
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 residence through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Hodgenville also usually give rebates for purchasing 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 getting a mini-split is often costlier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky spots in your home. These involve:
- Rooms you don’t use very regularly.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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 get 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 choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our pros at Phelps Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 270-358-3167 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to request your free estimate!