Spaces that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from an existing system may be expensive. And that additional space could just be too big for your home comfort equipment to manage, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these rooms because it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined 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 because it moves heating and cooling, instead of making it. As a result, mini-splits are extremely 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating can provide support. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to hear about your needs before giving you 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 spend when you’re installing 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 approximately 450–550 square feet, or about 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 usual home improvement work.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the kind you go with and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other additional costs could involve:
- 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 residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing 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 suggest talking with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Longview also often offer rebates for purchasing 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 often more expensive than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult rooms in your home. These include:
- Rooms you don’t visit very frequently.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Costly central heat, either because of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 enjoy exact control over settings from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Pros Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our professionals at Goode Bros AC & Heating can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 903-284-2612 today to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to get your free estimate!