Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from an existing system could be pricey. And that extra space might just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to manage, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a smart solution for these rooms because it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s often called a mini-split heat pump because it transfers heating and cooling, instead of generating it. As a result, mini-splits are very energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the right model for your house may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at Bell Mechanical Services can offer assistance. We’ll get started with a no-obligation meeting to go over your needs before giving you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might be eligible for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
One of the most often installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool an estimated 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the typical mini-split cost for this size is around $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide prices for common home improvement jobs.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you go with and how energy efficient it is. As mentioned by HomeAdvisor, other extra costs might include:
- Installing a concrete slab 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 house.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Receive a Tax Credit?
Getting 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 chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in McKinney and Frisco also usually offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Is Mini-Split Installation Worth the Price?
Although getting a mini-split is typically pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient approach to heat and cool tricky rooms in your house. These can be:
- Areas you don’t use very often.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends using mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, like:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Expensive central heat, either because of high fuel expenses or reduced efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In comparison to 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 temperatures from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take on All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Bell Mechanical Services can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 888-863-0560 now to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to request your free estimate!