Spaces that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from an existing system may be pricey. And that extra square footage might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these spaces since it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump since it shifts heating and cooling, instead of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to be responsible for 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 approximately 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for common home improvement work.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could entail:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This may be needed if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Elk River also usually give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is usually pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool tricky rooms in your home. These include:
- Spaces you aren’t in very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 have precise control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Home Comfort Heating & Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 763-276-0617 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to get your free estimate!