Rooms 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 could be expensive. And that extra space might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart idea for these areas because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one 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 because it shifts heating and cooling, instead of making it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your home may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Wallpe Heating & Cooling can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to discuss your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 average mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for typical home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you select and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could entail:
- 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 house through December 31, 2021. We recommend consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Greensburg also often give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically more expensive than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient method to heat and cool troublesome areas in your house. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either as a result of high fuel prices or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 get exact control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the ideal 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 right away to discover how a mini-split system can make your residence cozier and to get your free estimate!