Rooms that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system may be expensive. And that extra space could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these areas as it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump as it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the appropriate model for your house can feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Air Service Co. can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation appointment to hear about 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 pay when you’re installing 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 typical mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will be different based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may entail:
- 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 certain systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We suggest consulting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Muldrow also usually have rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although getting a mini-split is often pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome spots in your residence. These include:
- Areas you aren’t in very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests using mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, including:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 enjoy exact control over temps from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Air Service Co. can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 918-212-8943 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your home cozier and to get your free estimate!