Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system can be expensive. And that added area could just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these spaces 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 often referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, instead of creating it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the appropriate type for your house might appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can provide support. We’ll start with a zero-obligation meeting to review 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 anticipate to be responsible for 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 roughly 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 costs for common home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs might include:
- Installing a concrete slab for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This might be necessary if you have an older residence.
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 talking with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Mobile also usually have rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is typically more expensive than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool troublesome areas in your home. These involve:
- Spaces you don’t use very regularly.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, such as:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to 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 have more accurage control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 251-471-2674 today to discover how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to request your free estimate!