Spaces without ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be pricey. And that extra area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart option for these rooms since it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently referred to as a mini-split heat pump because 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 can seem like a big task, but our heating and cooling pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to be responsible for when you’re installing 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 about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the usual mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for usual home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could include:
- 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?
Getting an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can make you eligible for 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 Greensburg also typically give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool difficult rooms in your home. These include:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with regular 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, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 812-663-7252 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to request your free estimate!