How Much Does a Mini-Split Cost?

March 19, 2021

Areas that don’t have ductwork, such as an addition, sunroom or garage, can be difficult to heat and cool. Adding ductwork from a current system could be expensive. And that extra area might just be too big for your home comfort equipment to handle, as your equipment wasn’t sized with it in mind.

A mini-split is a great idea for these spaces because it doesn’t require ductwork. This combined heating and cooling system has two parts: an outdoor condenser and an indoor wall-mounted evaporator. It’s frequently known as a mini-split heat pump since it moves heating and cooling, as opposed to generating it. Because of this, mini-splits are extremely energy-efficient, with most reaching ENERGY STAR® certification.

Selecting the appropriate model for your house may appear like a lot of work, but our heating and cooling specialists at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can offer assistance. We’ll begin with a no-pressure appointment to go over your needs before offering you a free estimate. We’ll also discuss any special offers, rebates and financing you might be able to take advantage of.

Here’s about how much you can anticipate to spend when you’re getting a ductless mini-split.

Average Cost for Mini-Split Installation

One of the most often 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 usual mini-split cost for this size is around $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 kind you select and how energy efficient it is. According to HomeAdvisor, other extra costs may 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 required if you have an older residence.

Do Mini-Splits Qualify for a Tax Credit?

Getting 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 residence through December 31, 2021. We advise chatting with your tax professional for more info.

Energy companies in Genoa also typically give rebates for purchasing energy-efficient heating and cooling equipment. We’ll help you go through this process to make sure you receive the best value from your new mini-split unit.

Are Mini-Splits Worth the Cost?

Although purchasing a mini-split is usually costlier than standard heating and cooling systems, it’s a highly efficient way to heat and cool difficult areas in your home. These involve:

  • Additions.
  • Garages.
  • Sunrooms.
  • Areas you don’t use very regularly.
  • Spaces with hot and cold spots.

ENERGY STAR also suggests installing mini-splits in houses with unique challenges, such as:

  • Pricey electric heat from baseboards, wall heaters or radiators.
  • Pricey central heat, either due to high fuel prices or reduced efficiency.
  • Older homes that don’t have ductwork as a result of 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 get more accurage control over temps 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 select the best model to knowledgeably installing it, our specialists at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can take care of all your mini-split installation needs. Reach us at 847-306-8990 right away to learn how a mini-split system can make your home more comfortable and to receive your free estimate!