Rooms that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that extra area could 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 great solution for these rooms because it doesn’t require ductwork. This all-in-one 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 since it moves heating and cooling, in place of creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your house may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation consultation to discuss 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 plan to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other added costs may involve:
- Installing a concrete area for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be required if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for qualified systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Greensburg also typically give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to ensure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome areas in your house. These involve:
- Spaces you don’t visit very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in residences with special challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel costs or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to 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 more accurage control over temps from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the best model to professionally installing it, our pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 812-663-7252 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!