Areas that don’t have ductwork, like an addition, sunroom or garage, can be a challenge to heat and cool. Extending ductwork from a present system may be expensive. And that added square footage may just be too sizeable 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 areas because it doesn’t need ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s typically referred to as a mini-split heat pump because it moves heating and cooling, in place of making it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with most achieving ENERGY STAR® certification.
Picking the right model for your residence may feel like a large task, but our heating and cooling experts at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can help. We’ll begin with a no-obligation meeting to review 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 pay when you’re installing a ductless mini-split.
Estimated Cost for Mini-Split Installation
One of the most often used 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 about $3,000, according to HomeAdvisor, who compiles average nationwide expenses for typical home improvement jobs.
Your precise mini-split installation cost will differ based on the type you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other added costs might entail:
- Installing a concrete area 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 house.
Will a New Mini-Split|Do Mini-Splits|Can a High Efficiency Mini-Split} Receive 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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We advise talking with your tax professional for more information.
Energy companies in Tucker also typically have rebates for purchasing 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.
Is Mini-Split Installation Worth the Price?
Although purchasing a mini-split is typically pricier than typical heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient approach to heat and cool troublesome spots in your house. These include:
- Rooms you don’t use very frequently.
- Locations with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also advises installing mini-splits in homes with atypical challenges, like:
- Costly electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either as a result of high fuel expenses or low efficiency.
- Older houses that don’t have ductwork as a result of radiator or baseboard heat.
In contrast with 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 have exact 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 best model to professionally 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 today to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to get your free estimate!