Spaces without ductwork, including an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Lengthening ductwork from a current system may be expensive. And that additional square footage might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, since your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.
A mini-split is a wise solution for these spaces as it doesn’t have to have ductwork. This all-in-one 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 shifts heating and cooling, as opposed to creating it. As a result, mini-splits are highly energy-efficient, with many earning ENERGY STAR® certification.
Selecting the appropriate kind for your residence might seem like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling professionals at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can help. We’ll get started with a no-pressure appointment to go over your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also go over any special offers, rebates and financing you might qualify for.
Here’s about how much you can expect to pay when you’re buying a ductless mini-split.
Average Mini-Split Installation Cost
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 around 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 prices for common home improvement projects.
Your exact mini-split installation cost will differ based on the model you choose and how energy efficient it is. Per HomeAdvisor, other extra costs could include:
- Installing a concrete pad for the outdoor condenser, $75–$300.
- Installing a dedicated electrical circuit, $250.
- Upgrading the electrical panel, $1,200. This could be necessary if you have an older residence.
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 eligible systems installed at your home through December 31, 2021. We recommend chatting with your tax professional for more info.
Energy companies in Lake Worth also typically offer rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you figure out this process to confirm you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.
Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?
Although purchasing a mini-split is typically costlier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a very efficient method to heat and cool troublesome rooms in your residence. These include:
- Spaces you don’t use very often.
- Rooms with hot and cold spots.
ENERGY STAR also suggests having mini-splits in homes with special challenges, including:
- Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
- Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel costs or decreased efficiency.
- Older residences 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 more accurage control over temperatures from room to room, thanks to zoned mini-split technology.
Our Specialists Can Take Care of All Your Mini-Split Installation Needs
From helping you choose the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Call us at 561-533-6066 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!