Spaces that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be tricky to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a present system may be costly. And that additional space may just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise idea for these rooms because it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two components: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump as it moves heating and cooling, rather than generating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your house may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to discuss 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 plan to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
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 about the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement jobs.
Your total 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 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 could be required if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Buying 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 home through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Derby also typically have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through 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 costlier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool tricky parts of your home. These can be:
- Spaces you aren’t in very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in residences with atypical challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel expenses or decreased efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 have more accurage control over settings from room to room, because of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take on 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. Give us a call at 203-772-8319 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!