Areas that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be expensive. And that additional space might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these areas because it doesn’t need 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 as it moves heating and cooling, rather than creating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your home may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. can provide support. We’ll start with a no-obligation appointment 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 able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to spend when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or around 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 usual home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other added costs might entail:
- 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 house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We recommend talking with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Hodgenville also usually offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient method to heat and cool tricky rooms in your home. These include:
- Spaces you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison 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 enjoy precise control over temps from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to professionally installing it, our professionals at Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 home cozier and to receive your free estimate!