Rooms that don’t have ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a present system may be expensive. And that extra space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to handle, because your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise option for these areas because it doesn’t need ductwork. This all-in-one heating and cooling system has two pieces: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically called a mini-split heat pump as it shifts heating and cooling, instead of making it. Because of this, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with the majority reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your house may seem like a large task, but our heating and cooling pros at Knoechel Heating can help. We’ll get started with a no-obligation consultation to learn 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 expect to pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most frequently installed sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool approximately 450–550 square feet, or roughly 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 prices for usual home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will vary based on the type you select and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other additional costs might entail:
- 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 required if you have an older home.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?
Installing an ENERGY STAR-certified ductless mini-split can qualify you for valuable tax credits. The mini-split tax credit is $300 for select systems installed at your house through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more details.
Energy companies in Zelienople also typically have rebates for buying energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although installing a mini-split is typically pricier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s an extremely efficient way to heat and cool difficult rooms in your residence. These can be:
- Spaces you don’t visit very regularly.
- Spaces with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also recommends having mini-splits in residences with unique challenges, like:
- Expensive electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result 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 get precise control over temperatures from room to room, due to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you select the right model to professionally installing it, our specialists at Knoechel Heating can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 724-425-5852 right away to find out how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!