Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system could be costly. And that added area 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 solution for these spaces as it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to generating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your residence may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling specialists at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to learn about your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.
Here’s about how much you can expect to be responsible for when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most popular sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 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 expenses for common home improvement projects.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the kind you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might involve:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be necessary if you have an older house.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Getting 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 home through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Derby also usually give rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to confirm you receive 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 more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool tricky parts of your home. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t use very frequently.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises having mini-splits in houses with atypical challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork because of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with traditional 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 more accurage 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 right model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 203-772-8319 now to learn how a mini-split system can make your home comfier and to receive your free estimate!