Rooms that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system could be expensive. And that additional space may just be too sizeable for your home comfort equipment to take on, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a great solution for these spaces as it doesn’t require ductwork. This comprehensive heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently called a mini-split heat pump because it moves heating and cooling, in place of creating it. Because of that, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Choosing the right model for your house may appear like a large task, but our heating and cooling professionals at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-obligation appointment to go over your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also review any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can anticipate to pay when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.
Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used sizes is a 12,000 BTU mini-split. This will heat and cool about 450–550 square feet, or around the size of a studio apartment.
With professional installation, the average mini-split cost for this size is about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide costs for typical home improvement projects.
Your total mini-split installation cost will be different based on the kind you choose 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 needed if you have an older residence.
Do Mini-Splits Qualify for 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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We suggest chatting with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Tucker also often offer rebates for installing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you navigate this process to ensure you have the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although buying a mini-split is often pricier than more common heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool difficult parts of your residence. These include:
- Rooms you aren’t in very frequently.
- Areas with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel costs or low efficiency.
- Older residences that don’t have ductwork due to radiator or baseboard heat.
When compared to more common 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 precise control over settings from room to room, as a result of zoned mini-split technology.
Our Professionals Can Handle All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the right model to expertly installing it, our professionals at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Give us a call at 770-450-1539 now to discover how a mini-split system can make your house cozier and to request your free estimate!