Spaces that lack ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system could be expensive. And that added area may just be too large for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great option for these rooms because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically known as a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, in place of making it. Because of that, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with many reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the correct kind for your residence could seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at A2Z Air Inc can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to learn about your needs before providing you with a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can plan to be responsible for when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most popular 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is approximately $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for common home improvement work.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the model you go with and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could entail:
- 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 required if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can give you access to valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your residence through December 31, 2021. We advise consulting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Boynton Beach also often give rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to ensure you get the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is usually pricier than traditional heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient way to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your house. These can be:
- Rooms you don’t use very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends installing mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared 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, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you pick the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at A2Z Air Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 561-270-6228 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your house comfier and to request your free estimate!