Spaces without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system can be pricey. And that additional area might just be too large for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these rooms because it doesn’t need ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, rather than creating it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the appropriate type for your home might appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling professionals at Air Temperature Control can help. We’ll start with a no-obligation appointment to go over your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often installed 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might involve:
- Installing a concrete area 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 house.
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 house through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Macon also typically offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is often pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool difficult parts of your residence. These include:
- Areas you don’t use very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in houses with special challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to 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 Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Air Temperature Control can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 478-202-3170 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your residence more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!