How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Spaces without ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a current system can be expensive. And that extra space might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a smart idea for these areas because it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump since it transfers heating and cooling, as opposed to making it. Because of that, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Picking the right type for your house could seem overwhelming, but our heating and cooling professionals at A2Z Air Inc can help. We’ll get started with a zero-obligation appointment to learn about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.

Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.

Average Mini-Split Installation Cost

One of the most frequently 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for common home improvement jobs.

Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional 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 may be necessary if you have an older residence.

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 select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more details.

Energy companies in Boynton Beach also typically offer rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although getting a mini-split is usually pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool troublesome parts of your home. These can be:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Rooms you aren’t in very regularly.
  • Rooms with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, including:

  • Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Expensive central heat, either due to high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
  • Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of 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 settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.

Our Pros Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs

From helping you select the best model to professionally installing it, our professionals at A2Z Air Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 561-270-6228 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to request your free estimate!